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MCSA/MCSE:
Windows® Server 2003
Network Simulator™

James Chellis
Matthew Sheltz

San Francisco • London


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Contents
Getting Started x

Module 1 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows


Server 2003 Environment 1
Installing, Licensing, and Updating Windows Server 2003 2
Exercise 1.1: Joining an Existing Windows XP Professional
Computer to a Windows 2003 Domain 3
Exercise 1.2: Activating Windows Server 2003 3
Exercise 1.3: Configuring the License Logging Service 4
Exercise 1.4: Managing Per Server Licensing in a Single Server
Environment 4
Exercise 1.5: Using Windows Update 5
Exercise 1.6: Configuring Automatic Updates 5
Configuring Windows Server 2003 Hardware 5
Exercise 2.1: Using Device Manager 6
Exercise 2.2: Managing Driver Signing 6
Exercise 2.3: Updating a Device Driver 7
Exercise 2.4: Using the System Information Utility 8
Managing Users, Groups, and Computers 8
Exercise 3.1: Setting Password Security Settings and User
Rights Assignments 9
Exercise 3.2: Creating Active Directory Users 9
Exercise 3.3: Renaming a User 10
Exercise 3.4: Changing a User’s Password 10
Exercise 3.5: Assigning a Home Folder to a User 11
Exercise 3.6: Using User Account Templates 11
Exercise 3.7: Creating and Managing an Active Directory
Group 12
Managing Disks 13
Exercise 4.1: Creating a Partition 13
Exercise 4.2: Converting a Basic Disk to a Dynamic Disk 14
Exercise 4.3: Editing a Drive Letter 15
Exercise 4.4: Compressing Folders and Files 16
Accessing Files and Folders 16
Exercise 5.1: Creating a Directory and File Structure 17
Exercise 5.2: Configuring NTFS Permissions 17
Exercise 5.3: Using Take Ownership 18
Exercise 5.4: Creating a Shared Folder 19
Exercise 5.5: Applying Share Permissions 20
Managing Web Services 20
Exercise 6.1: Enabling Web Service Extensions 21
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Exercise 6.2: Creating a New Website 21


Exercise 6.3: Managing Websites 22
Managing Printing 22
Exercise 7.1: Creating Printers 23
Exercise 7.2: Sharing an Existing Printer 24
Exercise 7.3: Managing Advanced Printer Properties 24
Exercise 7.4: Assigning Print Permissions 25
Exercise 7.5: Managing Printers and Print Documents 25
Exercise 7.6: Monitoring Print Queue Status 26
Administering Terminal Services 26
Exercise 8.1: Installing a Terminal Services Server 27
Exercise 8.2: Configuring a Terminal Services Server 27
Optimizing Windows Server 2003 28
Exercise 9.1: Monitoring System Memory 28
Exercise 9.2: Monitoring the System Processor 29
Exercise 9.3: Monitoring the Disk Subsystem 29
Exercise 9.4: Monitoring the Network Subsystem 29
Exercise 9.5: Creating a Baseline Report 30
Exercise 9.6: Managing Computer Processes 31
Performing System Recovery Functions 31
Exercise 10.1: Using the Event Viewer Utility 32
Exercise 10.2: Using Startup and Recovery Options 32
Exercise 10.3: Using the Backup Wizard 33
Exercise 10.4: Backing Up System State Data 33
Exercise 10.5: Using the Restore Wizard 34
Exercise 10.6: Using Remote Desktop Connection 35

Module 2 Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure


Implementation, Management, and Maintenance 37
Installing and Configuring TCP/IP 38
Exercise 2.1: Installing the Network Monitor Driver and
Application 39
Exercise 2.2: Capturing Data with Network Monitor 39
Exercise 2.3: Creating a Display Filter 40
Exercise 2.4: Monitoring the Network Subsystem 40
Administering Security Policy 41
Exercise 3.1: Creating a Management Console for Security
Settings 41
Exercise 3.2: Setting Password Policies 42
Exercise 3.3: Setting Account Lockout Policies 42
Exercise 3.4: Setting Audit Policies 43
Exercise 3.5: Setting Local User Rights 43
Exercise 3.6: Defining Security Options 44
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Exercise 3.7: Using the Security Configuration And


Analysis Tool 44
Exercise 3.8: Using Windows Update 45
Exercise 3.9: Configuring Automatic Updates 46
Managing IP Security 46
Exercise 4.1: Enabling IPSec on the Local Computer 46
Exercise 4.2: Enabling IPSec for an Entire Domain 47
Exercise 4.3: Customizing and Configuring the Local
Computer IPSec Policy and Rules for Transport Mode 48
Exercise 4.4: Configuring a Policy for IPSec Tunnel Mode 49
Exercise 4.5: Adding the IP Security Monitor to the MMC 49
Exercise 4.6: Configuring IPSec Logon Activity Monitoring 50
Managing the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) 50
Exercise 5.1: Installing the DHCP Service 51
Exercise 5.2: Authorizing a DHCP Server 51
Exercise 5.3: Creating a New Scope 51
Exercise 5.4: Configuring User Class Options 52
Exercise 5.5: Creating a New Multicast Scope 53
Exercise 5.6: Enabling DHCP-DNS Integration 53
Exercise 5.7: Inspecting Leases 54
Installing and Managing Domain Name Service (DNS) 54
Exercise 6.1: Installing and Configuring the DNS Service 54
Exercise 6.2: Configuring Zones and Configuring Zones
for Dynamic Updates 55
Exercise 6.3: Creating a Delegated DNS Zone 56
Exercise 6.4: Manually Creating DNS RRs 56
Exercise 6.5: Installing and Running Replication Monitor 57
Exercise 6.6: Working with Replication Monitor 57
Managing Remote Access Services 58
Exercise 7.1: Installing the Routing and Remote Access
Services 58
Exercise 7.2: Controlling Multilink for Incoming Calls 59
Exercise 7.3: Configuring Incoming Connections 60
Exercise 7.4: Installing the Routing and Remote Access
Services as a VPN Server 60
Exercise 7.5: Changing Remote Access Logging Settings 61
Exercise 7.6: Installing and Configuring the DHCP Relay
Agent on an RRAS Server 61
Exercise 7.7: Configuring the DHCP Relay Agent on a
Network Interface 61
Managing User Access to Remote Access Services 62
Exercise 8.1: Creating a Remote Access Policy 62
Exercise 8.2: Configuring a User Profile for Dial-In Access 63
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Exercise 8.3: Configuring Encryption 63


Exercise 8.4: Creating a VPN Remote Access Policy 64
Exercise 8.5: Configuring Authentication Protocols 64
Managing IP Routing 65
Exercise 9.1: Installing the Routing and Remote Access
Services for IP Routing 65
Exercise 9.2: Creating a Demand-Dial Interface 66
Exercise 9.3: Installing the RIP and OSPF Protocols 67
Exercise 9.4: Adding and Removing Static Routes 67
Exercise 9.5: Configure PPTP Packet Filters 68
Exercise 9.6: Monitoring Routing Status 69

Module 3 Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure


Planning and Maintenance 71
Planning a Network Connectivity Strategy 72
Exercise 3.1: Installing NAT on an RRAS Server 72
Planning a WINS Strategy 73
Exercise 5.1: Installing the WINS Service 74
Exercise 5.2: Configuring WINS Replication 74
Exercise 5.3: Manually Compacting the WINS Database
with the Jetpack Utility 75
Exercise 5.4: Using the Nbtstat Command 75
Planning Secure Network Access 76
Exercise 6.1: Configuring Security Options in the RRAS
Server’s Properties 76
Exercise 6.2: Managing Remote Access Policies and Profiles 76
Planning Server-Level Security 77
Exercise 7.1: Using the Configure Your Server Wizard 78
Exercise 7.2: Using the Manage Your Server Tool 78
Exercise 7.3: Creating a Custom MMC Console to Manage
Security Policy for a New GPO 79
Exercise 7.4: Setting Local User Rights 80
Planning Certificate Services 80
Exercise 8.1: Assigning Permissions to Templates 81
Exercise 8.2: Enabling Automatic Enrollment 81
Exercise 8.3: Creating a New CTL 82
Exercise 8.4: Revoking a Certificate 83
Exercise 8.5: Issuing Certificates 83
Exercise 8.6: Using the Certificate Import Wizard 83
Planning Network Monitoring, Remote Administration, and
Recovery 84
Exercise 10.1: Monitoring Network Services 84
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Module 4 Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Planning,


Implementation, and Maintenance 87
Planning and Installing the Active Directory 88
Exercise 2.1: Promoting a Domain Controller 88
Exercise 2.2: Viewing the Active Directory Event Log 90
Exercise 2.3: Configuring DNS Integration with Active
Directory 90
Installing and Managing Trees and Forests 91
Exercise 3.1: Creating a New Subdomain 91
Exercise 3.2: Assigning Single Master Operations 93
Exercise 3.3: Managing Trust Relationships 93
Exercise 3.4: Adding and Removing a UPN Suffix 94
Exercise 3.5: Managing Global Catalog Servers 95
Configuring Sites and Managing Replication 95
Exercise 4.1: Creating Sites 96
Exercise 4.2: Creating Subnets 96
Exercise 4.3: Configuring Sites 97
Exercise 4.4: Creating Site Links and Site Link Bridges 97
Exercise 4.5: Creating Connection Objects 98
Exercise 4.6: Moving Server Objects between Sites 99
Administering the Active Directory 99
Exercise 5.1: Creating an OU Structure 100
Exercise 5.2: Modifying an OU Structure 101
Exercise 5.3: Creating Active Directory Objects 102
Exercise 5.4: Managing Object Properties 103
Exercise 5.5: Moving Active Directory Objects 104
Exercise 5.6: Resetting an Existing Computer Account 104
Exercise 5.7: Finding Objects in Active Directory 105
Exercise 5.8: Creating and Publishing a Printer 105
Exercise 5.9: Creating and Publishing a Shared Folder 106
Planning Security for Active Directory 106
Exercise 6.1: Creating and Managing Users and Groups 107
Exercise 6.2: Creating and Using User Templates 108
Exercise 6.3: Delegating Control of Active Directory
Objects 109
Exercise 6.4: Applying Security Policies by Using Group
Policy 110
Exercise 6.5: Preparing a Smart Card Certificate Enrollment
Station 110
Exercise 6.6: Setting Up a Smart Card for User Logon 111
Exercise 6.7: Configuring Group Policy to Require Smart
Card Logon 111
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Exercise 6.8: Using the Security Configuration And Analysis


Utility 112
Exercise 6.9: Enabling Auditing of Active Directory Objects 113
Exercise 6.10: Enabling Auditing for a Specific OU 114
Exercise 6.11: Generating and Viewing Audit Logs 114
Planning, Implementing, and Managing Group Policy 115
Exercise 8.1: Creating a Group Policy Object Using MMC 116
Exercise 8.2: Linking GPOs to the Active Directory 117
Exercise 8.3: Filtering Group Policy Using Security Groups 118
Exercise 8.4: Delegating Administrative Control of Group
Policy 118
Exercise 8.5: Managing Inheritance and Filtering of GPOs 119
Exercise 8.6: Configuring Automatic Certificate Enrollment
in Group Policy 119
Exercise 8.7: Configuring Folder Redirection in Group Policy 120
Exercise 8.8: Running RSoP in Logging Mode 120
Exercise 8.9: Running RSoP in Planning Mode 121
Software Deployment through Group Policy 122
Exercise 9.1: Creating a Software Deployment Share 122
Exercise 9.2: Publishing and Assigning Applications Using
Group Policy 123
Exercise 9.3: Configuring Software Update Services in Group
Policy 124
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Getting Started
The Sybex MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Network Simulator gives you the most realistic
and sophisticated Windows Server 2003 simulation tool on the market today. With this simu-
lator, you can complete many tasks that normally would require a complex and costly instal-
lation. Programmed by Exam Solutions, the same company that created Microsoft’s own exam
simulations, this simulator was designed to integrate closely with the best-selling Microsoft cer-
tification Study Guide series published by Sybex.

Learning with the MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2003


Network Simulator
This Network Simulator is an instructional tool that simulates many components of a Windows
Server 2003 network. You can use it to learn how to administer Windows Server 2003 without
the need for an expensive computer lab.
Nothing beats hands-on experience. You learn by doing. With the Network Simulator, you can
learn by interacting with a virtual network in a safe environment. Unlike practicing on “live”
equipment, you do not have to worry about bringing down a network and affecting others. This
is your private network: You can work with it without any concerns or pre-configuration issues,
and you can start over as many times as you want.

You will notice that throughout this guide, a number of the labs have real-world
requirements, depicted by the icon here. Real-world requirements represent
prerequisites that you would need to have in place if you were to perform this
lab in a live environment. In the Network Simulator you can assume that the
real-world requirements have already been met.

People learn best when they can practice with realistic situations that model an actual work-
ing environment. Because these simulations are highly functional, you will find that the skills
you acquire working with this Virtual Lab carry over into your live working environment.

Most of the labs cover material that is explained in detail in MCSA/MCSE:


Windows Server 2003 Environment Management and Maintenance Study
Guide (Sybex, 2003) by Lisa Donald, Suzan Sage London, and James Chellis;
MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Implementation,
Management, and Maintenance Study Guide (Sybex, 2003) by James Chellis,
Paul Robichaux, and Matt Sheltz; MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Network Infra-
structure Planning and Maintenance Study Guide (Sybex, 2003) by Suzan Sage
London and James Chellis; and MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Active Directory
Planning, Implementation, and Maintenance Study Guide (Sybex, 2003) by Anil
Desai and James Chellis. You should have a copy of the Study Guides close at
hand while performing these labs.
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Installing the MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2003


Network Simulator
The MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Network Simulator’s installer will launch automati-
cally if auto-run is enabled on your computer. If auto-run has been disabled, you will need to run
setup.exe, which is located in the root folder of the MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Net-
work Simulator CD-ROM.
Once the installer launches, click Next at the welcome screen of the InstallShield wizard. Enter
your personal information and choose who may use the application. Click the Next button to
move to the next screen of the InstallShield wizard. Click the Change button on the Destination
Folder screen to change the folder in which the installed files will be stored, or just click Next to
accept the default and move on to the next screen. Verify that all the information is correct and
click the Install button to complete the installation.
Launch the MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Network Simulator by selecting Start  All
Programs  Sybex  Windows Server 2003 Network Simulator.

Please note that even after the software has been installed, the CD must be
present in the drive in order for the software to run. If you encounter problems
with the CD, please read the readme.txt file on the root of the CD for support
information.

The program uses the Shockwave plug-in. If your system currently does not
have Shockwave, it will auto-install when you install the MCSA/MCSE: Windows
Server 2003 Network Simulator.

Getting Started on the Labs


The Network Simulator offers a wide range of exercises that are organized in the navigation
screen. The navigation screen gives you immediate access to all of the individual labs.
The navigation screen presents four main Subjects, based on four core MCSA/MCSE exam
requirements:
 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment
 Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network
Infrastructure
 Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Direc-
tory Infrastructure
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The labs in each main section build upon your experience in previous sections.
You should complete the labs in order so that you don’t miss anything you
might be required to know later on.

To view the Topics available for each exam Subject, click the plus sign (+) next to the core
exam in which you are interested. The Topics will then appear below that Subject. Each Topic
corresponds with a chapter in the related study guide.
To view the individual labs available for each Topic, expand the Topic. The available labs
will appear in the Current Subject pane to the right of the Subjects and Topics list.
The MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Network Simulator offers two types of lab
experiences:
 Open lab simulations
 Guided lab simulations

Open Labs

In the lab booklet, Open lab simulations are indicated by the icon appearing above.
In the navigation screen, open labs are indicated by a blue OPEN LAB label.
Open lab simulations re-create functionality from a wide variety of Windows Server 2003
utilities, without the need to install the operating system and establish a network environment.
You can navigate through each open lab simulation in a variety of ways, because much of the
functionality of the Windows Server 2003 environment has been simulated.
Clicking the Start Lab button while on an Open lab will open the Virtual Windows Server 2003
Desktop in a new window. The Virtual Windows Server 2003 Desktop is a simulated version of
the actual Windows Server 2003 desktop. From there, you can perform most normal Windows
Server 2003 tasks. Follow the steps of the lab text to complete the currently selected lab. In some
cases, the final step of the lab text will indicate that you should leave the simulator window open.
In these cases, simply continue on to the next lab in the list without closing any of the simulator
windows. You will continue the next lab from the same point that you left the previous lab.

IMPORTANT! Many of the Open lab simulators allow you to save your config-
uration. For instance, if you have created several users, groups, and computers
in the Active Directory Users and Computers tool, you can save the settings and
return to them later. To save your settings, Click the Simulation pull-down
menu and select Save This Configuration. Save the configuration anywhere on
your hard drive. Be sure to use the .sim file extension. To load a configuration,
simply choose the Load A Configuration option on the Simulation menu.
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When you close an Open simulation window, you might see a warning dialog
asking if you are sure you wish to close the simulation. You can click Yes to
close the simulation, or No to leave it open and save your data for the next lab.
When you close a simulation, all of the data that you entered is lost unless you
save your configuration, as described above. Please note that sometimes the
data you enter in a simulation is required to complete labs or exercises that fol-
low. In those cases, the lab booklet instructs you to leave the simulation win-
dow open between labs.

Guided Labs

In the lab booklet, Guided simulations are indicated by the icon shown above.
In the navigation screen, guided labs are indicated by a red GUIDED LAB label.
Guided simulations guide you through each step of a particular administrative task. Each step
of the task is displayed successively in the Guide window. With Guided simulations, you can’t get
lost. There is only one way to go: the right way! If you get stuck, you can click the Next button
in the Guide window, and the Guided simulation will advance to the next step of the task.
Clicking the Start Lab button while on a Guided lab will open that guided lab in a new win-
dow. Simply follow the steps in the Guide window, then click Exit when you are done.

Features of the Navigation Screen


The navigation screen provides the following functions:
Lab Selector The left side of the screen displays an expandable list of the Subjects, Topics, and
labs in the Windows Server 2003 Network Simulator. Expand a Subject to view the Topics con-
tained within that Subject. Expand a Topic to view the labs contained within that Topic. Click a
lab name to view the details and step-by-step instructions for that lab in the right side of the screen.
Start Lab Button Click the Start Lab button to begin the selected lab simulation. If the selected
lab is an Open lab, then the Windows Server 2003 Virtual Desktop will appear. Use the steps
in this lab manual to proceed. If the lab is a Guided lab, then the Guided lab will appear. Follow
the steps in the guide, which closely match the steps listed here in this lab manual.
Checkmarks and the Remove Checkmarks Button When you visit a lab, a checkmark is
placed next to that lab, indicating that you have visited that item. To reset the checkmarks and
begin with a clean slate, click the Remove Checkmarks button.
Help Button Click the Help button to display the Help file for the MCSA/MCSE: Windows
Server 2003 Network Simulator.
Exit Simulator Button Click the Exit Simulator button to exit the MCSA/MCSE: Windows
Server 2003 Network Simulator.
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xiv Getting Started

Summary
In this introduction, you learned the basics of MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Network
Simulator. The lab is quite easy to operate, and yet the lab exercises offer variety and depth to
help you learn to work with the product.
The Network Simulator is a great product, allowing individuals to complete exercises on a
stand-alone computer that would normally require an expensive computer network and server
operating software. Diligent use of the simulator will enhance your knowledge of Windows
Server 2003 and take you one step closer toward your certification goals.
For upgrade information for this Virtual Lab, go to www.comcourse.com/sim.
Good luck with your studies!
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Module Managing and


Maintaining a
1 Microsoft Windows
Server 2003
Environment
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2 Module 1  Managing and Maintaining Microsoft Windows Server 2003

The Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment exam requires
that you know how to perform many hands-on tasks using Windows Server 2003. While most
study guides provide you with the steps you need to know in order to perform many of these
tasks, most students studying for the exam do not have access to a fully configured Windows
Server 2003 network, and they cannot perform the exercises.
The Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment module
allows you to perform hands-on tasks in a simulated Windows environment. You can perform
complicated exercises without the expense of a fully equipped network. If you get stuck, the
simulator will show you how to perform the operation, just as if a live instructor were at your
side pointing out what to do!

Most of the labs cover material that is explained in detail in the MCSA/MCSE:
Windows Server 2003 Environment Management and Maintenance Study
Guide, by Lisa Donald, with Suzan Sage London and James Chellis (Sybex, 2003).
We recommend that you have a copy of the Study Guide close at hand while per-
forming these labs.

Installing, Licensing, and Updating


Windows Server 2003
In this section, you will join a Windows XP client to a Windows Server 2003 domain and con-
figure licensing settings and Windows Update settings on a Windows Server 2003 computer.

This section corresponds to Chapter 1, “Installing, Licensing, and Updating


Windows Server 2003,” in the MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Environ-
ment Management and Maintenance Study Guide .

You will perform the following labs:


 Exercise 1.1: Joining an Existing Windows XP Professional Computer to a Windows 2003
Domain
 Exercise 1.2: Activating Windows Server 2003
 Exercise 1.3: Configuring the License Logging Service
 Exercise 1.4: Managing Per Server Licensing in a Single Server Environment
 Exercise 1.5: Using Windows Update
 Exercise 1.6: Configuring Automatic Updates
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Exercise 1.1: Joining an Existing Windows XP


Professional Computer to a Windows 2003 Domain
This exercise will show you how to join an existing computer to a domain.
1. From Windows XP Professional, select Start, right-click My Computer, and select Properties.
2. From the System Properties dialog box, select the Computer Name tab, then click the Net-
work ID button.
3. The Network Identification Wizard will start. Click the Next button.
4. In the Connecting To The Network dialog box, verify that the This Computer Is Part Of
A Business Network, And I Use It To Connect To Other Computers At Work option is
selected and click the Next button.
5. The next question will ask what kind of network you use. Verify that the My Company
Uses A Network With A Domain option is selected and click the Next button.
6. The Network Information dialog box will appear. Click the Next button.
7. The User Account And Domain Information dialog box will appear. For User Name, spec-
ify Administrator, and for Password and Domain, specify the options that are valid on your
network. Since this is a simulated environment, you can use any password or domain name.
Then click the Next button. Click Yes to continue.
8. The User Account dialog box will appear. Click the Do Not Add A User At This Time
option and click the Next button.
9. The Completing The Network Identification Wizard dialog box will appear. Click the Fin-
ish button.
10. The Computer Name Changes dialog box will appear, notifying you that you need to
restart the computer for the changes to take effect.

Exercise 1.2: Activating Windows Server 2003

In this exercise, you will activate Windows Server 2003.

If this were not a simulated environment you would need an Internet connec-
tion to complete the following exercise.

1. Select Start  All Programs  Activate Windows.


2. The Let’s Activate Windows dialog box will appear. Select Yes, Let’s Activate Windows
Over The Internet Now and click the Next button.
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3. The Register With Microsoft? dialog box will appear. Click the No, I Don’t Want To Reg-
ister Now; Let’s Just Activate Windows option and click the Next button.
4. You will see a Thank You! dialog box indicating that you have successfully activated your
copy of Windows. Click OK.
5. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 1.3: Configuring the License Logging


Service
In this exercise, you will configure the License Logging service.
1. Select Start  Administrative Tools  Services.
2. Scroll down until you see the License Logging service, and double-click License Logging.
3. Click the Log On tab, and under Log On As, click Local System Account.
4. Click the General tab. Under Startup Type, select Automatic.
5. Under Service Status, click the Start button. The service will start and the Service Status will
display Started. Click the OK button.
6. Close the Service window.
7. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 1.4: Managing Per Server Licensing in a


Single Server Environment
In this exercise, you will administer Per Server licensing in a single server environment using
the Licensing option in Control Panel.
1. Select Start  Control Panel  Licensing.
2. From the Choose Licensing Mode dialog box, click the Add Licenses button. (If you receive
an error at this point, it’s because the License Logging Service is not started.)
3. The New Client Access License dialog box will appear. In the Quantity field, click the up
arrow once so that the quantity is 1 and click the OK button.
4. The Per Server Licensing Agreement dialog box will appear. Click the I Agree That: dialog
box and click the OK button.
5. In the Choose Licensing Mode dialog box, you will see that your Per Server concurrent con-
nections are listed as 6. Click OK.
6. Leave the window open for the next lab.
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Exercise 1.5: Using Windows Update

In this exercise, you will use Windows Update.


1. Select Start  Help And Support.
2. The Help And Support Center dialog box will appear.
3. Under Support Tasks, click the Windows Update option.
4. The Welcome To Windows Update screen will appear. Click Scan For Updates.
5. Windows Update will look for all available updates based on your computer’s configuration.
6. A list of all updates for your computer will be listed. Click each option for Critical Updates
And Service Packs, Windows Server 2003 Family, and Driver Updates and check the
updates you want to install.
7. Click Review And Install Updates. In the Total Selected Updates section, click the Install
Now button.
8. If you choose to restart the computer, the lab will return to the lab selection screen.

Exercise 1.6: Configuring Automatic Updates

In this exercise, you will configure Automatic Updates.


1. Select Start  Control Panel  System and click the Automatic Updates tab.
2. Verify that the Keep My Computer Up To Date option is checked.
3. Under Settings, select the Automatically Download The Updates, And Install Them On The
Schedule That I Specify option. Select Every Sunday at 2:00 a.m. and click the OK button.
4. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Configuring Windows Server 2003


Hardware
In this section, you will configure your server’s hardware.

This section corresponds to Chapter 2, “Configuring Windows Server 2003


Hardware,” in the MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Environment Manage-
ment and Maintenance Study Guide .
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You will perform the following labs:


 Exercise 2.1: Using Device Manager
 Exercise 2.2: Managing Driver Signing
 Exercise 2.3: Updating a Device Driver
 Exercise 2.4: Using the System Information Utility

Exercise 2.1: Using Device Manager

In this exercise, you will use Device Manager to view your server’s configuration and to print
a report of your configuration.
1. Select Start  Administrative Tools  Computer Management. Expand System Tools, then
Device Manager.
2. You will see a list of the devices that are installed on your computer. Expand Display
Adapters, then double-click your display adapter.
3. Under the General tab, confirm that the Device Status is “This device is working properly.”
4. Click the Driver tab, and note the digital signer for your driver.
5. Click the Resources tab and note the resources that are being used by your display adapter.
Click OK to close the dialog box.
6. From the Computer Management Window, select View  Resources By Connection. Expand
the local machine, then expand Memory and you will see several memory ranges that have
been used. Expand the memory range for PCI Bus and you should see the memory that is
being used by your display adapter.
7. From the Computer Management Window, select View  Devices By Type.
8. From the Computer Management Window, select Action  Print. If you have a printer con-
figured for your server, select All Devices And System Summary and click the Print button.
9. Close the Computer Management window.
10. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 2.2: Managing Driver Signing

In this exercise, you will check the setting for driver signing and run the File Signature Ver-
ification utility.
1. Select Start  Control Panel  System, click the Hardware tab, and under the Device Man-
ager section, click the Driver Signing button.
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2. In the Driver Signing Options dialog box, verify that the Warn radio button is selected and
the Make This Action The System Default checkbox is checked.
3. Click the OK button to close the dialog box. Click the OK button within the System Prop-
erties dialog box.
4. Select Start  Run. In the Run dialog box, type sigverif and click the OK button.
5. In the File Signature Verification window, click the Start button.
6. When the results of the signature verification appear, note whether the utility detected any
files that were not digitally signed. From the Signature Verification dialog box, click the OK
button.
7. From the File Signature Verification window, click the Advanced button, then the Log-
ging tab.
8. From the Logging tab, click the View Log button. View the log file, and when done, close
the log file. From the Advanced File Signature Verification Settings dialog box, click the OK
button, then the Close button in the File Signature Verification window.
9. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 2.3: Updating a Device Driver

In this exercise, you will update a driver using Device Manager.


1. Select Start  Administrative Tools  Computer Management. Expand System Tools, then
Device Manager.
2. The right side of the window lists all of the devices that are installed on your computer.
Expand the Display Adapters item, then double-click the display device.
3. The display device’s Properties dialog box appears. Click the Driver tab.
4. The Driver tab appears. Click the Update Driver button.
5. The Hardware Update Wizard starts. Select the Install From A List Or Specific Location
(Advanced) radio button. Click the Next button.
6. The Hardware Update Wizard will continue and you will be asked to choose your search
and installation options. Leave the options at the default setting and click Next. Specify
which new driver you want to install and click the Next button
7. The files will be installed for your driver. Then you will see the Completing The Upgrade
Device Driver Wizard dialog box. Click the Finish button to close this dialog box.
8. You may see a dialog box indicating that you must restart your computer before the change
can be successfully implemented. Click Yes.
9. Leave the desktop window open for the next lab.
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Exercise 2.4: Using the System Information Utility

In this exercise, you will use the System Information utility.


1. Select Start  All Programs  Accessories  System Tools  System Information.
2. Review the System Summary for your server.
3. Expand System Summary, then Hardware Resources. Expand Conflict /Sharing to see the
resources that are shared and to verify that no conflicts exist.
4. Select File  Save to create a System Information file. Give the filename today’s date,
mmddyy, and click the Save button. By default, an extension of .nfo will be applied.
5. Expand Software Environment. Click Signed Drivers to see a detailed listing of driver con-
figurations for the drivers installed on your server.
6. Close the System Information utility.
7. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Managing Users, Groups, and


Computers
In this section, you will create and edit users, groups, and computers in the domain with the
Active Directory Users And Computers tool. You will also learn how to configure security set-
tings for the security principals in the domain.

This section corresponds to Chapter 3, “Managing Users, Groups, and Com-


puters,” in the MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Environment Management
and Maintenance Study Guide.

You will perform the following labs:


 Exercise 3.1: Setting Password Security Settings and User Rights Assignments
 Exercise 3.2: Creating Active Directory Users
 Exercise 3.3: Renaming a User
 Exercise 3.4: Changing a User’s Password
 Exercise 3.5: Assigning a Home Folder to a User
 Exercise 3.6: Using User Account Templates
 Exercise 3.7: Creating and Managing an Active Directory Group
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Exercise 3.1: Setting Password Security Settings


and User Rights Assignments
In this exercise, you will set password security settings and user rights settings.
1. Select Start  Administrative Tools  Domain Security Policy.
2. Under Security Settings select Account Policies, Password Policy.
3. Double-click Minimum Password Length, and in the Minimum Password Length Properties
dialog box, set the Password Must Be At Least field to 0. Click the Apply button, then the OK
button.
4. Double-click Password Must Meet Complexity Requirements, and in the Password Must
Meet Complexity Requirements Properties dialog box, click the Disabled radio button.
Click the Apply button, then the OK button.
5. From the Default Domain Security Settings dialog box, select File  Exit.
6. Select Start  Administrative Tools  Domain Controller Security Policy.
7. Under Security Settings, expand Local Policies, User Right Assignment.
8. Double-click Allow Log On Locally.
9. The Allow Log On Locally Properties dialog box will appear. Click the Define These Policy
Settings Checkbox. Click the Add User Or Group button. The Add User Or Group dialog
box will appear. In the User And Group Names field, type in Everyone and click the OK
button. In the Allow Log On Locally Properties dialog box, click the Apply button, then the
OK button.
10. From the Default Domain Controller Security Settings dialog box, select File  Exit.
11. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 3.2: Creating Active Directory Users

In this exercise, you will create new domain user accounts.


1. Select Start  Administrative Tools  Active Directory Users And Computers.
2. In the Active Directory Users And Computers window, right-click Users, select New, and
then select User.
3. In the first New Object–User dialog box, enter the following information:
 First Name: Ginnie
 Initial: B.
 Last Name: Donald
 User Logon Name: Ginnie
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4. Click the Next button.


5. In the next New Object–User dialog box, type and confirm the password girLYc@t. Check
the Password Never Expires checkbox and click OK on the warning message. Then click the
Next button. Click finish when done.
6. Create six more users. For each user, uncheck the User Must Change Password At Next
Logon checkbox. Fill out the fields as follows:
 First Name: Robert; Last Name: Jones; User Logon Name: Robert; Password: b4tm4n
 First Name: Terry; Last Name: Belle; User Logon Name: Terry; Password: b4tg1rl
 First Name: Ron; Last Name: Klein; User Logon Name: Ron; Password: sup3rm4n
 First Name: Wendy; Last Name: Smith; User Logon Name: Wendy; Password: sup3rg1rl
 First Name: Emily; Last Name: Buras; User Logon Name: Emily; Password: p34ch
 First Name: Michael; Last Name: Phillips; User Logon Name: Michael; Password: 4ppl3
7. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 3.3: Renaming a User

In this exercise, you will rename a user account.

You need to complete all of the previous exercises in this section for this exer-
cise to work correctly.

1. If it’s not already open, select Start  Administrative Tools  Active Directory Users And
Computers.
2. In the Active Directory Users And Computers window, click Users.
3. Right-click user Terry and select Rename.
4. Type in the username Taralyn and press Enter.
5. The Rename User dialog box will appear. Notice that the First Name retained the original
property of Terry. Click OK.
6. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 3.4: Changing a User’s Password

In this exercise, you will change a user’s password.


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You will have to have completed all of the previous exercises in this section for
this exercise to work correctly.

1. If it’s not already open, select Start  Administrative Tools  Active Directory Users And
Computers.
2. In the Active Directory Users And Computers window, expand Users.
3. Right-click user Ron and select Reset Password.
4. The Reset Password dialog box will appear. Type g0lf in the New Password and Confirm
Password fields. Check the box User Must Change Password At Next Logon to force Ron
to change his password the next time he logs on. Click the OK button.
5. You will see an Active Directory Users And Computers dialog box appear confirming The
Password For Ron Has Been Changed. Click the OK button.
6. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 3.5: Assigning a Home Folder to a User

In this exercise, you will assign a home folder to a user.

You will have to have completed all of the previous exercises in this section for
this exercise to work correctly.

1. If it’s not already open, select Start  Administrative Tools  Active Directory Users And
Computers.
2. In the Active Directory Users And Computers window, expand the Users folder and double-
click user Wendy. The user’s Properties dialog box appears.
3. Select the Profile tab and click the Local Path radio button to select it.
4. Specify the home folder path by typing C:\Users\Wendy in the text box for the Local Path
option. Then click the OK button.
5. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 3.6: Using User Account Templates

In this exercise, you will create a user account template and then create new users based on
the template account.
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1. If it’s not already open, select Start  Administrative Tools  Active Directory Users And
Computers.
2. In the Active Directory Users And Computers window, right-click Users, select New, and
then select User.
3. In the first New Object–User dialog box, enter the following information:
 First Name: #Sales
 Last Name: Template
 User Logon Name: #Sales
4. Click the Next button.
5. In the next New Object–User dialog box, do not specify any password. Check the Password
Never Expires checkbox and click OK to close the warning. Click the Account Is Disabled
checkbox. Then click the Next button. Click the Finish button.
6. Double-click #Sales to access the #Sales Template Properties dialog box.
7. Click the Address tab. For City, type in Santa Cruz. For State, type in California. For Zip/
Postal Code, type in 95060. For Country/Region, select United States from the pull-down list.
8. Click the Organization tab. For Department, type in Sales. For Company, type in Wacky
Widgets Corporation. Click the OK button.
9. Right-click #Sales Template User and select Copy.
10. The Copy Object–User dialog box will appear. Enter the following information:
 First Name: Dietrich
 Last Name: Moorehead
 User Logon Name: Dietrich
11. Click the Next button.
12. In the next New Object–User dialog box, do not specify any password. Uncheck the
Account Is Disabled option. Then click the Next button. Click the Finish button.
13. Double-click user Dietrich and click the Address tab and the Organization tab to verify that
the information was populated based on the settings configured for the #Sales account tem-
plate. Click OK.
14. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 3.7: Creating and Managing an Active


Directory Group
In this exercise, you will create and manage an Active Directory group.
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You will have to have completed all of the previous exercises in this section for
this exercise to work correctly.

1. If it’s not already open, select Start  Administrative Tools  Active Directory Users And
Computers.
2. In the Active Directory Users And Computers utility, right-click the Users folder, select
New, and then select Group.
3. In the New Object–Group dialog box, enter Test Group as the group name. Choose the
Global option for the group scope and the Security option for the group type. Click the OK
button.
4. In the Active Directory Users And Computers utility, right-click Test Group and select
Properties.
5. In the Test Group Properties dialog box, click the Members tab and then click the Add
button. Enter user Ginnie and click the OK button. In the Test Group Properties dialog
box, click the OK button.
6. Close the Active Directory Users And Computers utility.
7. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Managing Disks
In this section, you will manage the server’s disk configuration.

This section corresponds to Chapter 4, “Managing Disks,” in the MCSA/MCSE:


Windows Server 2003 Environment Management and Maintenance Study
Guide.

You will perform the following labs:


 Exercise 4.1: Creating a Partition
 Exercise 4.2: Converting a Basic Disk to a Dynamic Disk
 Exercise 4.3: Editing a Drive Letter
 Exercise 4.4: Compressing Folders and Files

Exercise 4.1: Creating a Partition

In this exercise, we will create a partition.


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1. Select Start  Administrative Tools  Computer Management. Expand the Storage folder
and click the Disk Management utility.
2. Right-click an area of unallocated space and choose the New Partition option from the pop-
up menu.
3. The Welcome To The New Partition Wizard dialog box appears. Click the Next button to
continue.
4. The Select Partition Type dialog box appears. In this dialog box, select the type of partition
you want to create: primary, extended, or logical drive (you will only see logical drive as an
active choice if you have already created an extended partition). Click the Primary Partition
radio button, then click the Next button.
5. The Specify Partition Size dialog box appears. Here, you can specify the maximum parti-
tion size, up to the amount of free disk space that is recognized. In this exercise, specify
5012 MB and click Next.
6. The Assign Drive Letter Or Path dialog box appears. Through this dialog box, you can
specify a drive letter, mount the partition as an empty folder, or choose not to assign a drive
letter or drive path. If you choose to mount the volume as an empty folder, you can have
an unlimited number of volumes, negating the drive-letter limitation. In this exercise,
accept the default drive letter, then click the Next button.
7. The Format Partition dialog box appears. This dialog box allows you to choose whether or
not you will format the partition. If you choose to format the volume, you can format it as
FAT32 or NTFS. You can also select the allocation unit size, enter a volume label (for infor-
mative purposes), specify a quick format, or choose to enable file and folder compression.
Specifying a quick format is risky, because it will not scan the disk for bad sectors (which
is done in a normal format operation). In this exercise, accept the default value to format
as NTFS (leave the other settings as their defaults) and click the Next button.
8. The Completing The Create Partition Wizard dialog box appears. Verify your selections. If
you need to change any of them, click the Back button to reach the appropriate dialog box.
Otherwise, click the Finish button.
9. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 4.2: Converting a Basic Disk to a Dynamic Disk

In this exercise, you will upgrade a basic disk to a dynamic disk.


1. If it’s not already open, select Start  Administrative Tools  Computer Management.
Expand the Storage folder to see the Disk Management utility. Click on the Disk Man-
agement utility.
2. Right-click Disk 0 and select Convert to Dynamic Disk.
3. The Convert To Dynamic Disk dialog box appears. Verify that Disk 0 is selected and click
the OK button.
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4. The Disks To Convert dialog box appears. Click the Convert button.
5. A confirmation dialog box warns you that you will no longer be able to boot previous ver-
sions of Windows from this disk. Click the Yes button to continue.
6. The next confirmation dialog box warns you that any file systems mounted on the disk will
be dismounted. Click the Yes button to continue.
7. An information dialog box tells you that a reboot is required to complete the upgrade. Click
the No button for now. The disk will remain a basic disk until you reboot.
8. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 4.3: Editing a Drive Letter

In this exercise, you will edit the drive letter of the partition you created in Exercise 4.1.
1. If it’s not already open, select Start  Administrative Tools  Computer Management.
Expand Storage, then click Disk Management.
2. Right-click your CD drive and select Change Drive Letter And Paths.
3. In the Change Drive Letter And Paths dialog box, click the Change button.
4. In the Edit Drive Letter Or Path dialog box, select a new drive letter L: and click the OK
button.
5. In the confirmation dialog box, click the Yes button to confirm that you want to change the
drive letter.
6. Right-click the partition you created in Exercise 4.1 and select Change Drive Letter And
Paths.
7. In the Change Drive Letter And Paths dialog box, click the Change button.
8. In the Edit Drive Letter Or Path dialog box, select a new drive letter D: and click the OK
button.
9. In the confirmation dialog box, click the Yes button to confirm that you want to change the
drive letter.
10. Right-click your CD drive and select Change Drive Letter And Paths.
11. In the Change Drive Letter And Paths dialog box, click the Change button.
12. In the Change Drive Letter Or Path dialog box, select a new drive letter E: and click the OK
button.
13. In the confirmation dialog box, click the Yes button to confirm that you want to change the
drive letter.
14. Close the Computer Management window.
15. Leave the desktop open for the next lab.
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Exercise 4.4: Compressing Folders and Files

In the following exercise, you will compress folders and files.

This exercise assumes that you have completed Exercise 4.1.

1. Select Start  Windows Explorer.


2. Expand My Computer  EN_WS03 (E:)  WIN2003  Support, and click the Tools
folder. Notice the list of files in the folder. Select all of the files, then click the Edit menu and
select Copy. Now, expand Local Disk (D:) and click the Temp folder. Click the Edit menu
and select Paste.
3. Right-click the Temp folder and select Properties. In the General tab of the folder’s Prop-
erties dialog box, note the value listed for Size On Disk. Then click the Advanced button.
4. In the Advanced Attributes dialog box, check the Compress Contents To Save Disk Space
option. Then click the OK button. In the folder’s Properties dialog box, click the Apply
button.
5. In the Confirm Attribute Changes dialog box, select Apply Changes To This Folder, Sub-
folders And Files (if this dialog box does not appear, click the Apply button in the folder
Properties dialog box to display it). Then click the OK button.
6. In the General tab of the folder’s Properties dialog box, note the value that now appears for
Size On Disk. This size should have decreased because you compressed the folder. Click OK.
7. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Accessing Files and Folders


In this section, you will control access to the local computer’s files and folders with NTFS and
Share permissions.

This section corresponds to Chapter 5, “Accessing Files and Folders,” in the


MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Environment Management and Main-
tenance Study Guide.

You will perform the following labs:


 Exercise 5.1 Creating a Directory and File Structure
 Exercise 5.2 Configuring NTFS Permissions
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 Exercise 5.3 Using Take Ownership


 Exercise 5.4 Creating a Shared Folder
 Exercise 5.5 Applying Share Permissions

Exercise 5.1: Creating a Directory and File Structure

In this exercise, you will create a directory structure that will be used throughout the exer-
cises in this section.

If this were not a simulated environment, this exercise would need to be com-
pleted from your member server or XP Professional computer.

1. If it’s not already open, select Start  Windows Explorer.


2. In Windows Explorer, expand My Computer, then Local Disk (D:). Double-click the Data
folder to open the folder. Select File  New  Folder and name the new folder WP Docs.
3. Double-click the Data folder, select File  New  Folder, and name the new folder SS Docs.
4. Confirm that you are still in the Data folder. Select File  New  Text Document. Name
the file Doc1.txt.
5. Double-click the WP Docs folder. Select File  New  Text Document. Name the file
Doc2.txt.
6. Double-click the SS Docs folder. Select File  New  Text Document. Name the file
Doc3.txt.
7. Close all of the windows and return to the lab menu.

Exercise 5.2: Configuring NTFS Permissions

In this exercise, you will configure NTFS permissions. You need to complete Exercise 5.1
first.

This exercise would need to be completed from your member server or XP Pro-
fessional computer.

1. Using the Active Directory Users And Computers utility, create two users: Marilyn and
Dan. (See Exercise 3.2 to see how to create a user.) Deselect the User Must Change Pass-
word At Next Logon option.
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2. Using the Active Directory Users And Computers utility, create four global security groups:
Accounting, Execs, Sales, and Temps. Add Marilyn to the Accounting and Execs groups,
and add Dan to the Sales and Temps groups.
3. Select Start  Windows Explorer. Expand the D:\Data folder you created in Exercise 5.1.
4. Right-click the Data folder, select Properties, and click the Security tab.
5. In the Security tab of the folder’s Properties dialog box, highlight the Users group and click
the Remove button. You see a dialog box telling you that you cannot remove Users because
it is inheriting permissions from a higher level. Click the OK button.
6. Click the Advanced button. Deselect the Allow Inheritable Permissions From The Parent To
Propagate To This Object And All Child Objects checkbox, and click Copy in the Security
dialog box in case you need to restore the permissions later. Click OK to exit the Advanced
Security Settings dialog box. Now remove the Users group from the Security tab of the
folder’s Properties dialog box.
7. Configure NTFS permissions for the Accounting group by clicking the Add button. In the
Select Users Or Groups dialog box, enter Accounting; Execs; Sales; Temps, and click the OK
button.
8. In the Security tab, highlight each group and check the Allow or Deny checkboxes to add
permissions as follows:
 For Accounting, allow Read & Execute (List Folder Contents and Read will automati-
cally be allowed) and Write.
 For Execs, allow Read.
 For Sales, allow Modify (Read & Execute, List Folder Contents, Read, and Write will
automatically be allowed).
 For Temps, deny Write.
9. Click the OK button to close the folder Properties dialog box.
10. You will see a Security dialog box cautioning you about the deny entry. Click the Yes button
to continue.

Exercise 5.3: Using Take Ownership

In this exercise, you will configure NTFS permissions as a regular user and block access to
a folder for all other users. You will then use the Take Ownership option to access the file as a
member of the Administrators group.
1. Using the Active Directory Users And Computers utility, create a user named Aaron. (See
Exercise 3.2 on how to create a user.) Deselect the User Must Change Password At Next
Logon option.
2. Log on as Aaron and select Start  My Computer
3. Open the D: drive and select File  New  Folder and name the new folder Aaron’s Data.
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4. Create a text file called Secret.txt in D:\Aaron's Data.


5. Right-click Aaron's Data, select Properties, and click the Security tab.
6. In the Security tab of the folder’s Properties dialog box, highlight the Users group and click
the Remove button. You see a dialog box telling you that you cannot remove Users because
this group is inheriting permissions from a higher level. Click the OK button.
7. Click the Advanced button. Deselect the Allow Inheritable Permissions From The Parent To
Propagate To This Object And All Child Objects checkbox, and click Copy in the Security
dialog box in case you need to restore the permissions later. Click OK to exit the Advanced
Security Settings dialog box. Now remove the Users group and the Administrators group
from the Security tab of the folder’s Properties dialog box. Click OK.
8. Log off as Aaron and log on as Administrator.
9. Try to access D:\Aaron's Data\Secret.txt. When you click D:\Aaron's Data, you will
get an Access Is Denied error message. Click the OK button.
10. Right-click the Aaron’s Data folder, select Properties, and click the Security tab. You may
see a message that you do not have permission to view or edit the current permission set-
tings for the folder but you can take ownership or change auditing settings. Click the OK
button.
11. Click the Advanced button and select the Owner tab. Click on the Administrator account
and check the box Replace Owner On Subcontainers And Objects and click the OK button.
12. The Security dialog box will appear notifying you that you do not have permissions to read
the contents of the directory and asking you if you want to replace the directory permis-
sions so that you are granted Full Control permission. Click the Yes button to replace all
permissions. You will now have Full Control permission to the Aaron's Data folder and
the Secret.txt file.

Exercise 5.4: Creating a Shared Folder

In this exercise, you will create a shared folder.


1. Select Start  Windows Explorer. Expand My Computer, and then expand Local Disk (D:).
2. Select File  New  Folder and name the new folder Share Me.
3. Right-click the Share Me folder, select Properties, and click the Sharing tab.
4. In the Sharing tab of the folder’s Properties dialog box, click the Share This Folder radio
button.
5. Type Test Shared Folder in the Share Name text box.
6. Type This is a comment for a shared folder in the Description text box.
7. Under User Limit, click the Allow This Number Of Users radio button and specify 5 users.
8. Click the OK button to close the dialog box.
9. Leave the window open for the next lab.
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Exercise 5.5: Applying Share Permissions

In this exercise, you will apply share permissions to a folder.

This exercise assumes that you have completed the other exercises in this
section.

1. If it’s not already open, select Start  Windows Explorer. Expand My Computer, then
expand Local Disk (D:).
2. Right-click the Share Me folder, select Sharing And Security, and click the Permissions
button.
3. In the Share Permissions dialog box, highlight the Everyone group and click the Remove
button. Then click the Add button.
4. In the Select Users, Computers, Or Groups dialog box, enter Dan; Marilyn and then click
the OK button.
5. Click user Marilyn and check the Allow box for the Full Control permission.
6. Click user Dan and check the Allow box for the Read permission.
7. Click the OK button to close the dialog box, and click OK again to close the folder’s Prop-
erties dialog box.
8. Close Windows Explorer.
9. Leave the desktop window open for the next lab.

Managing Web Services


In this section, you will manage Web services using IIS 6.0, which is all-new in Windows
Server 2003.

This section corresponds to Chapter 6, “Managing Web Services,” in the


MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Environment Management and Main-
tenance Study Guide.

You will perform the following labs:


 Exercise 6.1: Enabling Web Service Extensions
 Exercise 6.2: Creating a New Website
 Exercise 6.3: Managing Websites
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Exercise 6.1: Enabling Web Service Extensions

In this exercise, you will enable Web Service Extensions.


1. Select Start  Administrative Tools  Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
2. Click the Web Service Extensions directory. From Web Service Extensions listed on the
right-hand side of the dialog box, select Active Server Pages and click Allow.
3. Select ASP .NET v1.1.4322 and click Allow.
4. Select Internet Data Connector and click Allow.
5. Select Server Side Includes and click Allow.
6. Select WebDAV and click Allow.
7. Leave the window open for the next exercise.

Exercise 6.2: Creating a New Website

In this exercise, you will create a new website.

This exercise assumes that you have completed Exercise 6.1.

1. Right-click Web Sites and select New  Web Site.


2. The Web Site Creation Wizard starts. Click the Next button.
3. The Web Site Description dialog box appears. Under Description, type Practice Web Site
and click the Next button.
4. The IP Address And Port Settings dialog box appears. Click the arrow for Enter The IP
Address To Use For This Web Site and select the IP address of your Windows Server 2003
server. Click the Next button.
5. The Web Site Home Directory dialog box appears. Type in C:\Practice Web Site in the path
field. Then, click the Next button.
6. The Web Site Access Permissions dialog box appears. Accept the default settings and click
the Next button.
7. The Web Site Creation Wizard will tell you that you have successfully completed the Web
Site Creation Wizard. Click the Finish button.
8. Leave the window open for the next exercise.
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Exercise 6.3: Managing Websites

In this exercise, you will manage the properties of the website you created in Exercise 6.2.

This exercise assumes that you have completed Exercise 6.2.

1. If it’s not already expanded, expand the server name and expand Web Sites. Right-click
Practice Web Site and select Properties.
2. On the Practice Web Site tab, in the Connection Timeout option, specify 1200 seconds.
3. Click the Performance tab. Select the Connections Limited To option and specify 500
connections.
4. Click the Home Directory tab. Under the Execute Permissions option, select Scripts And
Executables.
5. Click the OK button to close the Default Web Site Properties dialog box.
6. Close IIS.
7. Leave the desktop window open for the next lab.

Managing Printing
In this section, you will manage printing and printer sharing in Windows Server 2003.

This section corresponds to Chapter 7, “Managing Printing,” in the MCSA/


MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Environment Management and Maintenance
Study Guide.

You will perform the following labs:


 Exercise 7.1: Creating Printers
 Exercise 7.2: Sharing an Existing Printer
 Exercise 7.3: Managing Advanced Printer Properties
 Exercise 7.4: Assigning Print Permissions
 Exercise 7.5: Managing Printers and Print Documents
 Exercise 7.6: Monitoring Print Queue Status
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Exercise 7.1: Creating Printers

In this exercise, you will manually create two local printers—one to share and one that will
not be shared. You will manually specify their print device configuration.
To add the first printer, follow these steps:
1. Select Start  Printers And Faxes.
2. Double-click the Add Printer icon. The Add Printer Wizard will start. Click the Next button
to continue.
3. In the Local Or Network Printer dialog box, select the Local Printer Attached To This
Computer radio button. Make sure that the Automatically Detect And Install My Plug And
Play Printer checkbox is not checked and click the Next button.
4. In the Select The Printer Port dialog box, select the Use The Following Port radio button,
select LPT1 in the list box, and click the Next button.
5. In the Install Printer Software dialog box, choose HP in the Manufacturer list box and HP
OfficeJet Pro 1170Cxi in the Printers list box. Then click the Next button.
6. In the Name Your Printer dialog box, leave the default name of HP OfficeJet Pro 1170Cxi
and click the Next button.
7. In the Printer Sharing dialog box, select the Share Name radio button and type HPOJPro
in the Share Name text box. Then click the Next button.
8. In the Location And Comment dialog box, type Training Room in the Location text box
and Color Printer in the Comment text box. Click the Next button.
9. In the Print Test Page dialog box, select the No radio button to skip printing a test page and
click the Next button.
10. In the Completing The Add Printer Wizard dialog box, click the Finish button.
To add the second printer, follow these steps:
11. In the Printers And Faxes Control Panel, double-click the Add Printer icon.
12. When the Add Printer Wizard starts, click the Next button to continue.
13. In the Local Or Network Printer dialog box, select the Local Printer Attached To This
Computer radio button. Make sure that Automatically Detect And Install My Plug And
Play Printer is not checked and click the Next button.
14. In the Select The Printer Port dialog box, select the Use The Following Port radio button,
select LPT2 in the list box, and click the Next button.
15. In the Install Printer Software dialog box that appears, choose HP in the Manufacturer list
box and HP LaserJet 4Si in the Printers list box. Then click the Next button.
16. In the Name Your Printer dialog box, leave the default name of HP LaserJet 4Si and click
the Next button.
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17. In the Printer Sharing dialog box, select the Do Not Share This Printer radio button and
click the Next button.
18. In the Print Test Page dialog box, select No to skip printing a test page and click the Next
button.
19. In the Completing The Add Printer Wizard dialog box, click the Finish button.
20. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 7.2: Sharing an Existing Printer

In this exercise, you will share an existing printer.

This exercise assumes that you have completed Exercise 7.1.

1. If it’s not already open, select Start  Printers And Faxes, right-click HP LaserJet 4Si, and
choose Properties.
2. Click the Sharing tab.
3. Click the Share This Printer radio button. Accept the default value, HPLaserJ.
4. Click the Apply button, then click the OK button to close the dialog box.
5. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 7.3: Managing Advanced Printer Properties

In this exercise, you will configure some advanced printer properties.

This exercise assumes you have completed Exercise 7.2.

1. If it’s not already open, select Start  Printers And Faxes, right-click HP LaserJet 4Si, and
select Properties.
2. Click the Advanced tab.
3. Click the Available From radio button and specify that the printer is available from 12:00 A.M.
to 6:00 A.M.
4. Click the Start Printing After Last Page Is Spooled radio button.
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5. Click the Separator Page button. In the Separator Page dialog box, click the Browse button
and choose the sysprint.sep file. Click the Open button, then click the OK button in the
Separator Page dialog box.
6. Click the OK button to close the printer Properties dialog box.
7. Leave the window open for the next labs in this section.

Exercise 7.4: Assigning Print Permissions

In this exercise, you will assign print permissions.

This exercise assumes that you have completed Exercise 7.3.

1. Don’t close the window from the previous lab yet. From your Windows Server 2003
domain controller, using the Active Directory Users And Computers utility, create two
users named Kim and Jennifer. (See Exercise 3.2 on how to create a user.) Deselect the User
Must Change Password At Next Logon option.
2. Using the Active Directory Users And Computers utility, verify that you have a group
named Execs. If you do not, then create a new group called Execs. (See Exercise 3.7 on how
to create a group.) Place Kim in the Execs group.
3. Switch to the Printers and Faxes window, right-click HP LaserJet 4Si, and select Properties.
4. Click the Security tab and click the Add button.
5. In the Select Users, Computers, Or Groups dialog box, type in Execs. Click the OK button
to continue.
6. In the Security tab, highlight the Execs group. By default, the Allow checkbox should be
selected for the Print permission. Leave the default setting. Highlight the Everyone group
and click the Remove button. Click OK to close the Printer Properties dialog box and save
the changes. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 7.5: Managing Printers and Print Documents

In this exercise, you will manage printers and print documents.

This exercise assumes that you have completed the previous exercises in this
section.
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1. Select Start  Printers And Faxes, right-click HP LaserJet 4Si, and select Pause Printing.
2. Select Start  All Programs  Accessories  Notepad.
3. Create a new text file and then select File  Save As. In the Save As dialog box, save the file
in the default location, My Documents, as PrintMe.txt. Click the Save button.
4. While still in Notepad, select File  Print. Select HP LaserJet 4Si and click the Print button.
Repeat this step two more times so that you have sent a total of three print jobs. Close Notepad.
5. Select Start  Printers And Faxes and double-click HP LaserJet 4Si. At the top of the win-
dow, you will see that the status of the printer is Paused.
6. Right-click one of the print jobs in the print queue and select Cancel. The print job will be
deleted after you confirm the cancellation.
7. Right-click one of the print jobs in the print queue and select Properties. The print job Prop-
erties dialog box appears. Change Notify from Administrator to Kim. Set the Priority from
1 to 99. For Schedule, select Only From 12:00 A.M. to 4:00 A.M. Then click the OK button.
8. Close all of the dialog boxes.

Exercise 7.6: Monitoring Print Queue Status

In this exercise, you will use the System Monitor utility to monitor print queue status.
1. Select Start  Administrative Tools  Performance.
2. From System Monitor, click the Add button (button that looks like a plus sign).
3. The Add Counters dialog box will appear.
4. Select the Print Queue Performance Object from the pull-down menu.
5. Click the All Counters radio button and the Add button. Click the Close button.

Administering Terminal Services


In this section, you will administer terminal services on the server.

This section corresponds to Chapter 8, “Administering Terminal Services,” in


the MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Environment Management and Main-
tenance Study Guide.

You will perform the following labs:


 Exercise 8.1: Installing a Terminal Services Server
 Exercise 8.2: Configuring a Terminal Services Server
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Exercise 8.1: Installing a Terminal Services Server

In the following exercise, you install Terminal Services.


1. Select Start  Control Panel  Add Or Remove Programs.
2. In the Add Or Remove Programs window, click Add/Remove Windows Components.
3. The Windows Components Wizard will automatically start. Check the Terminal Server
checkbox and click the Next button.
4. The Terminal Server Setup page will appear. You’ll be presented with information notify-
ing you that certain applications may not work properly after installing Terminal Services
in Terminal Server mode and that you will need to have Terminal Server Licensing config-
ured within 120 days. Click the Next button.
5. The Terminal Server Setup page for security settings will appear. You can select Full Security
or Relaxed Security. Select the Relaxed Security option and click the Next button to continue.
6. The appropriate files will be copied from the Windows Server 2003 distribution CD. The
Completing The Windows Components Wizard page will appear. Click the Finish button.
7. The System Settings Change page will appear. This prompts you to reboot the computer.
Click Yes.

Exercise 8.2: Configuring a Terminal Services Server

In this exercise, you will use the Terminal Services Configuration utility to configure the Ter-
minal Services server you installed in Exercise 8.1.
1. Select Start  Administrative Tools  Terminal Services Configuration.
2. In the Terminal Services Configuration window, expand the Connections folder and then
right-click the RDP-Tcp connection and select Properties.
3. In the General tab of the RDP-Tcp Properties dialog box, select High from the Encryption
Level drop-down list.
4. Click the Sessions tab. Check the first Override User Settings checkbox and specify 15 min-
utes for the Idle Session Limit option.
5. Click the Remote Control tab. Click the Use Remote Control With The Following Settings
radio button and select the Interact With The Session radio button.
6. Click the OK button to close the RDP-Tcp Properties dialog box.
7. Close all of the windows and return to the lab selection screen.
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Optimizing Windows Server 2003


In this section, you will optimize the server by examining counters in System Monitor, config-
uring multiple processors, and using Performance Logs and Alerts and the Task Manager.

This section corresponds to Chapter 9, “Optimizing Windows Server 2003,” in


the MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Environment Management and Main-
tenance Study Guide.

You will perform the following labs:


 Exercise 9.1: Monitoring System Memory
 Exercise 9.2: Monitoring the System Processor
 Exercise 9.3: Monitoring the Disk Subsystem
 Exercise 9.4: Monitoring the Network Subsystem
 Exercise 9.5: Creating a Baseline Report
 Exercise 9.6: Managing Computer Processes

Exercise 9.1: Monitoring System Memory

In this exercise, you will monitor your computer’s memory subsystem.


1. Select Start  Administrative Tools  Performance. System Monitor will open by default.
2. In the System Monitor window, click the Add button on the toolbar, which appears as a
plus sign (+).
3. In the Add Counters dialog box, select the following performance objects and counters:
 Select Memory from the Performance Object drop-down list, select Available MBytes in
the counter list box, and click the Add button.
 Select Paging File from the Performance Object drop-down list, select %Usage in the
counter list box, and click the Add button.
4. Click the Close button. You should see a graph showing how your computer’s memory is
being used.
5. Note the Paging > %Usage counter. If this counter is below 99 percent, you are not using
excessive paging.
6. Note the Memory > Available MBytes counter. If this counter is above 4MB, you should
have sufficient RAM.
7. Close the window and return to the lab selection screen.
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Exercise 9.2: Monitoring the System Processor

In this exercise, you will monitor your computer’s processor.


1. In the System Monitor window, click the Add button on the toolbar.
2. In the Add Counters dialog box, select the following performance objects and counter:
 If it’s not already selected, select Processor from the Performance Object drop-down list,
select Interrupts/Sec in the counter list box, and click the Add button.
3. Click the Close button. You should see these counters added to your graph.
4. Note the Processor > %Processor Time counter (which was added by default). If this
counter’s average is below 85 percent, you do not have a processor bottleneck.
5. Note the Processor > Interrupts/Sec counter. If this counter is below 1000 on a Pentium com-
puter, you do not have any processes or hardware that are generating excessive interrupts.
6. Close the window and return to the lab selection screen.

Exercise 9.3: Monitoring the Disk Subsystem

In this exercise, you will monitor your disk subsystem.


1. In the System Monitor window, click the Add button on the toolbar.
2. In the Add Counters dialog box, select the following performance objects and counters:
 Select PhysicalDisk from the Performance Object drop-down list, select %Disk Time
from the counter list box, and click the Add button.
 Select PhysicalDisk from the Performance Object drop-down list, select Current Disk
Queue Length from the counter list box, and click the Add button.
 Select LogicalDisk from the Performance Object drop-down list, select %Idle Time from
the counter list box, and click the Add button.
3. Click the Close button. You will see these counters added to your graph.
4. Close the window and return to the lab selection screen.

Exercise 9.4: Monitoring the Network Subsystem

In this exercise, you will monitor your network subsystem.


1. In the System Monitor window, click the Add button on the toolbar.
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2. In the Add Counters dialog box, select the following performance objects and counters:
 Select Network Interface from the Performance Object drop-down list, select Bytes
Total/Sec in the counter list box, and click the Add button.
 Select TCPv4 from the Performance Object drop-down list, select Segments/Sec from the
counter list box, and click the Add button.
3. Click the Close button. You should see these counters added to your graph.
4. Note the Network Interface > Bytes Total/Sec and TCPv4 > Segments/Sec counters. These
numbers are cumulative. Use them in your baselines to determine network activity.
5. Close the window and return to the lab selection screen.

Exercise 9.5: Creating a Baseline Report

In this exercise, you will create a baseline report for your computer.
1. Expand Performance Logs And Alerts.
2. Right-click Counter Logs and select New Log Settings.
3. In the New Log Settings dialog box, type Countermmddyy (replace mmddyy with the cur-
rent month, date, and year) as the log name. The log file will be stored in the C:\PerfLogs
folder by default. Click the OK button.
4. In the General tab of the counter log’s Properties dialog box, click the Add button and add
the following counters:
 Memory > Available Mbytes
 Memory > Pages/Sec
 Paging File > %Usage
 Processor > %Processor Time
 Processor > Interrupts/Sec
 PhysicalDisk > %Disk Time
 PhysicalDisk > Current Disk Queue Length
 Network Interface > Bytes Total/Sec
 TCPv4 > Segments/Sec
5. Set the interval for sampling data to 5 seconds.
6. Click the Log Files tab. Uncheck the End File Names With checkbox. This will prevent the
filename from being appended with mmddhh (month/day/hour). Click the OK button to
close the Properties dialog box and start the log file.
7. To view your log file, open System Monitor. Click the Properties button on the toolbar.
Click the Log Files radio button shown to the left, then click Add.
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8. In the open file dialog box, select C:\PerfLogs\Countermmddyy and click the Open button.
9. Add the counters from the log file you created to see the data that was collected in your log.
10. Close the window and return to the lab selection screen.

Exercise 9.6: Managing Computer Processes

In this exercise, you will manage your computer’s processes.


1. Right-click an empty space on your Taskbar and select Task Manager from the pop-up menu.
2. In the Applications tab, click the New Task button.
3. In the Create A New Task dialog box, type Calc and click the OK button.
4. Click the Processes tab. Right-click calc.exe and select Set Priority, then Low. In the Task
Manager Warning dialog box, click the Yes button to continue.
5. Right-click calc.exe and select End Process. In the Task Manager Warning dialog box,
click the Yes button.
6. Close all of the open windows and return to the lab selection screen.

Performing System Recovery Functions


In this section, you will use the Backup utility to back up and restore the system. In addition, you
will examine system events in the Event Viewer and use Remote Desktop, which is primarily used
as a remote diagnosis tool.

This section corresponds to Chapter 10, “Performing System Recovery Func-


tions,” in the MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Environment Management
and Maintenance Study Guide.

You will perform the following labs:


 Exercise 10.1: Using the Event Viewer Utility
 Exercise 10.2: Using Startup and Recovery Options
 Exercise 10.3: Using the Backup Wizard
 Exercise 10.4: Backing Up System State Data
 Exercise 10.5: Using the Restore Wizard
 Exercise 10.6: Using Remote Desktop Connection
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Exercise 10.1: Using the Event Viewer Utility

In this exercise, you will view events in Event Viewer and set log properties.
1. Select Start  Administrative Tools  Event Viewer.
2. Click System in the left pane of the Event Viewer window to display the System log events.
3. Double-click the first event in the right pane of the Event Viewer window to see its Event
Properties dialog box. Click the OK button to close the dialog box.
4. Right-click System in the left pane of the Event Viewer window and select Properties.
5. Click the Filter tab. Clear all the check marks under Event Types except those in the Warn-
ing and Error checkboxes, then click the OK button. You should see only Warning and
Error events listed in the System log.
6. To remove the filter, return to the Filter tab of the log’s Properties dialog box, click the
Restore Defaults button at the bottom of the dialog box, and click the OK button. You will
see all of the event types listed again.
7. Right-click System and select Clear All Events.
8. You see a dialog box asking if you want to save the System log before clearing it. Click
the Yes button. Specify the path and filename for the log file, then click the Save button.
All the events should be cleared from the System log.
9. Close the window and return to the lab selection screen.

Exercise 10.2: Using Startup and Recovery Options

In this exercise, you will access the Startup and Recovery options and make changes to the
settings.
1. Select Start, right-click My Computer, and choose Properties. Click the Advanced tab and
then click the Startup And Recovery Settings button.
2. Change the Time To Display List Of Operating Systems option from 30 seconds to 10
seconds.
3. In the Write Debugging Information section, choose (None) from the drop-down list.
4. Click the OK button to close the Startup And Recovery dialog box, and click OK to close
the System Properties dialog box.
5. Close the window and return to the lab selection screen.
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Exercise 10.3: Using the Backup Wizard

In this exercise, you will use the Backup Wizard.

If this were not a simulated environment, you would need a blank, formatted,
high-density floppy disk for this exercise.

1. Create a folder on your D: drive called DATA. Create some small text files in this folder.
The size of all of the files combined should not exceed 1MB. (See Exercise 5.1 for more
information on creating files and folders.)
2. Select Start  All Programs  Accessories  System Tools  Backup.
3. The Welcome To The Backup Utility Advanced Mode dialog box appears. The Welcome
To The Backup Or Restore Wizard page appears. Click the Next button.
4. The Backup Or Restore page appears. Ensure that the Back Up Files And Settings option
is selected and click the Next button.
5. The What To Back Up page appears. Select Let Me Choose What To Back Up and click the
Next button.
6. In the Items To Back Up dialog box, select My Computer, expand D:, and check the DATA
folder. Click the Next button.
7. In the Backup Type, Destination, And Name page, select Let Me Choose A Location Not
Listed Here from the Choose A Place To Save Your Backup pull-down menu and click the
Browse button. In the Open dialog box, select E:. Enter any descriptive filename. Then click
the Open button.
8. The Completing The Backup Or Restore Wizard page appears. If all of the information is
correct, click the Finish button.
9. When the Backup Wizard completes, click the Report button in the Backup Progress dialog
box. This will show the backup log in a Notepad window. Close this window when you are
finished viewing the report.
10. Close all of the Backup Wizard dialog boxes.
11. Close the window and return to the lab selection screen.

Exercise 10.4: Backing Up System State Data

In this exercise, you will back up your System State data.


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You would need a backup device attached to your computer to complete this
exercise. The information will not fit on a single floppy disk.

1. Select Start  All Programs  Accessories  System Tools  Backup.


2. The Welcome To The Backup Utility Advanced Mode dialog box will appear; click Advanced
mode for Backup Wizard. The Welcome To The Backup Wizard dialog box will appear.
Click the Next button to continue.
3. On the What To Back Up page, select the Only Back Up the System State Data option and
click the Next button.
4. In the Backup Type, Destination, And Name dialog box, select the location of your backup
media (for example, D:\Backup) and click the Next button.
5. The Completing The Backup Wizard dialog box will appear. If all of the information is cor-
rect, click the Finish button.
6. When the backup is complete, click the Report button in the Backup Progress dialog box.
7. The backup log appears in a Notepad window. Close this window when you are finished
viewing the report.
8. Close all of the Backup dialog boxes.
9. Close the window and return to the lab selection screen.

Exercise 10.5: Using the Restore Wizard

In this exercise, you will use the Restore Wizard.

You will need to have completed Exercise 10.4 to do this exercise.

1. Select Start  All Programs  Accessories  System Tools  Backup.


2. The Welcome To The Backup Utility Advanced Mode dialog box appears. The Welcome
To The Backup Or Restore Wizard page appears. Click the Next button.
3. The Backup Or Restore page appears. Select the Restore Files And Settings option and click
the Next button.
4. The What To Restore page appears. Select the session you created in Exercise 10.4, and
specify the files you want to restore. Click the Next button.
5. The Completing The Backup Or Restore Wizard page appears. If all of the information is
correct, click the Finish button.
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6. During the restore process, the Wizard displays the Restore Progress dialog box. Once the
restore process is complete, you can click the Report button to verify that all files were suc-
cessfully restored.
7. Close the window and return to the lab selection screen.

Exercise 10.6: Using Remote Desktop Connection

In this exercise, you will remotely access your Windows Server 2003 domain controller from
your Windows XP Professional computer.
1. From your Windows Server 2003 domain controller, select Start  Control Panel  System
and click the Remote tab.
2. Within the Remote tab of System Properties, check Allow Users To Connect Remotely To
This Computer.
3. From your Windows XP Professional computer, log on to the domain as Administrator.
4. Select Start  All Programs  Accessories  Communications  Remote Desktop Connec-
tion and click the Options button.
5. In the General tab, type in the name of your Windows Server 2003 domain controller in the
Computer field. Use the Administrator username and configure your password and domain
in the Password and Domain fields.
6. Click the Experience tab. Select Desktop Background, Themes, and Bitmap Caching from
the Allow The Following list.
7. Click the Connect button at the bottom of the Remote Desktop Connection dialog box.
8. Close the window and return to the lab selection screen.
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Module Windows Server 2003


Network
2 Infrastructure
Implementation,
Management, and
Maintenance
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The Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network
Infrastructure exam requires that you know how to perform many hands-on tasks using Win-
dows Server 2003. While most study guides provide you with the steps you need to know in
order to perform many of these tasks, most students studying for the exam do not have access
to a fully configured Windows Server 2003 network, and they cannot perform the exercises.
The Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Implementation, Management, and Main-
tenance module allows you to perform hands-on tasks in a simulated Windows environment. You
can perform complicated exercises without the expense of a fully equipped network. If you get
stuck, the simulator will show you how to perform the operation, just as if a live instructor were
at your side pointing out what to do!

Most of the labs cover material that is explained in detail in the MCSA/MCSE:
Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Implementation, Management,
and Maintenance Study Guide, by James Chellis, Paul Robichaux, and Matt
Sheltz. We recommend that you have a copy of the Study Guide close at hand
while performing these labs.

Since Chapter 1 of the MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastruc-


ture Implementation, Management, and Maintenance Study Guide is mostly
theory, there are no labs associated with it.

Installing and Configuring TCP/IP


In this section, we will examine some of the more advanced TCP/IP monitoring techniques that
are available in Windows Server 2003. Specifically, we will use Network Monitor to view
detailed information about TCP/IP traffic on the machine, and we will monitor the network
subsystem in System Monitor.

This section corresponds to Chapter 2, “Installing and Configuring TCP/IP,” in


the MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Implementa-
tion, Management, and Maintenance Study Guide .

You will perform the following labs:


 Exercise 2.1: Installing the Network Monitor Driver and Application
 Exercise 2.2: Capturing Data with Network Monitor
 Exercise 2.3: Creating a Display Filter
 Exercise 2.4: Monitoring the Network Subsystem
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Exercise 2.1: Installing the Network Monitor Driver


and Application
To install the network monitor driver, follow these steps:
1. Open the Network Connections folder by clicking Start  Connect To  Show All
Connections.
2. Right-click Local Area Connection and select Properties.
3. When the Properties dialog box appears, click the Install button. The Select Network Com-
ponent Type dialog box appears. Click Protocol in the Component list and click the Add
button.
4. The Select Network Protocol dialog box appears. Select Network Monitor Driver and click
the OK button.
5. Once the driver is installed, the Properties dialog box reappears. Click OK on the Local
Area Connection Properties dialog box. Click the Close button.
To install the network monitor application, follow these steps:
6. Select Start  Control Panel  Add Or Remove Programs.
7. When the Add Or Remove Programs dialog box appears, click the Add/Remove Windows
Components button, which opens the Windows Components Wizard.
8. Select the Management And Monitoring Tools item and then click the Details button.
9. Check the box next to the Network Monitor Tools item and then click OK, which returns
you to the Windows Components Wizard.
10. Click Next in the Windows Components Wizard.
11. After the necessary files are copied, click Finish to close the wizard.
12. Click the Close button to close the Add Or Remove Programs dialog box.

Exercise 2.2: Capturing Data with Network Monitor

In this lab, you will capture some data with the network monitor that you installed in the pre-
vious lab.
1. Install Network Monitor as described in Exercise 2.1. Open the Network Monitor applica-
tion by selecting Start  Administrative Tools  Network Monitor. You will be prompted to
select an interface to monitor. Select the Local Area Connection to continue with this exercise.

You will be asked to select an interface to monitor only after the first time you
install Network Monitor.
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2. Use the Capture  Buffer Settings command to increase the capture buffer size to 2MB.
This gives you room for 4096 frames of data. Click OK.
3. Start a capture with the Capture  Start command. The simulator will automatically gen-
erate some network traffic for the network monitor to capture.
4. Let the capture run until the buffer is full; you can tell by watching the “# Frames in Buffer”
line in the Captured Statistics section of the Total Stats pane. Then click the Stop button to
stop the capture.
5. Save the capture buffer to disk with the File  Save As command. You’ll need it for the next
exercise.
6. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 2.3: Creating a Display Filter

In this lab, you will filter the data that you captured in the previous lab.
1. In the Network Monitor, Select Capture  Display Captured Data to open the Frame
Viewer window. The capture information should be intact from the previous exercise.
2. When the Frame Viewer window appears, use the Display  Filter command to open the
Display Filter dialog box.
3. Select the Protocol == Any line and click the Edit Expression button. You’ll see the Protocol
tab of the Expression dialog box.
4. Click the Disable All button to remove all the protocols. The filter screens out any protocol
that’s disabled.
5. Select HTTP in the Disabled Protocols list and click the Enable button. Now HTTP should
be the only enabled protocol. Click the OK button.
6. Click the OK button in the Display Filter dialog when you’re done. The Frame Viewer win-
dow reappears, but notice that the frame numbers (in the leftmost column) are no longer
consecutive—the filter is screening out any traffic that doesn’t match its criteria.
7. Double-click a frame to see its contents. Because you’re looking at unencrypted HTTP
packets, you can clearly see the requests and responses. Close all of the open windows,
including the desktop, and proceed to the next lab.

Exercise 2.4: Monitoring the Network Subsystem

In this lab, you will monitor the network subsystem with the System Monitor.
1. Open the System Monitor by selecting Start  Administrative Tools  Performance.
2. In the System Monitor window, click the Add button on the toolbar.
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3. In the Add Counters dialog box, select the following performance objects and counters:
 Select Network Interface from the Performance Object drop-down list, select Bytes
Total/Sec from the counter list box, and click the Add button.
 Select TCPv4 from the Performance Object drop-down list, select Segments/Sec from the
counter list box, and click the Add button.
4. Click the Close button. You should see these counters added to your chart.
5. To generate some activity, copy some files between your domain controller and the member
server.
6. Note the Network Interface > Bytes Total/Sec and TCPv4 > Segments/Sec counters. These
numbers are cumulative. Use them in your baselines to determine network activity.

Administering Security Policy


In this section, you will administer a domain controller’s security policy using the Group Policy
options included in Windows Server 2003. In addition, you will use the Security Configuration
And Analysis tool to compare the machine’s security settings to those in a template, and you will
update the computer’s security using Windows Update.

This section corresponds to Chapter 3, “Administering Security Policy,” in the


MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Implementation,
Management, and Maintenance Study Guide .

You will perform the following labs:


 Exercise 3.1: Creating a Management Console for Security Settings
 Exercise 3.2: Setting Password Policies
 Exercise 3.3: Setting Account Lockout Policies
 Exercise 3.4: Setting Audit Policies
 Exercise 3.5: Setting Local User Rights
 Exercise 3.6: Defining Security Options
 Exercise 3.7: Using the Security Configuration And Analysis Tool
 Exercise 3.8: Using Windows Update
 Exercise 3.9: Configuring Automatic Updates

Exercise 3.1: Creating a Management Console for


Security Settings
In this lab, you will create and save an MMC console session that includes the GPO editor.
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1. Select Start  Run, type MMC in the Run dialog box, and click the OK button to open
the MMC.
2. From the main menu, select File  Add/Remove Snap-In.
3. In the Add/Remove Snap-In dialog box, click the Add button.
4. Select the Group Policy Object Editor option and click the Add button.
5. The Group Policy Object specifies Local Computer by default. Click the Finish button.
6. Select the Event Viewer option and click the Add button.
7. The Select Computer dialog box appears with Local Computer selected by default. Click
the Finish button. Then click the Close button.
8. In the Add/Remove Snap-In dialog box, click the OK button.
9. Select File  Save As. Save the console as Security in the C:\Documents and Settings\All
Users\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools folder and click the Save button.
You can now access this console by selecting Start  Administrative Tools  Security. For
now, close all of the open windows and return to the lab selection screen.

Exercise 3.2: Setting Password Policies

In this lab, you will configure password policies in the GPO editor.
1. In the Local Computer Policy snap-in, expand the folders as follows: Computer Configur-
ation, Windows Settings, Security Settings, Account Policies, Password Policy.
2. Open the Enforce Password History policy. In the Effective Policy Setting field, specify five
passwords remembered. Click the OK button.
3. Open the Maximum Password Age policy. In the Local Policy Setting field, specify that the
password expires in 60 days. Click the OK button.
4. Select Start  Command Prompt. At the command prompt, type gpupdate and press
Enter.
5. At the command prompt, type exit and press Enter.
6. Exit the lab when prompted.

Exercise 3.3: Setting Account Lockout Policies

In this lab, you will configure account lockout policies in the GPO editor.
1. In the Local Computer Policy snap-in, expand the folders as follows: Computer Configur-
ation, Windows Settings, Security Settings, Account Policies, Account Lockout Policy.
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2. Open the Account Lockout Threshold policy. In the Local Policy Setting field, specify that
the account will lock after three invalid logon attempts. Click the OK button.
3. The Suggested Value Changes dialog box appears. Accept the default values for Account
Lockout Duration and Reset Account Lockout Counter by clicking the OK button.
4. Exit the lab when prompted.

Exercise 3.4: Setting Audit Policies

In this lab, you will set audit policies in the GPO editor.
1. Select Start  Administrative Tools  Security and expand the Local Computer Policy
snap-in.
2. Expand the folders as follows: Computer Configuration, Windows Settings, Security Set-
tings, Local Policies, Audit Policy.
3. Open the Audit Account Logon Events policy. In the Local Policy Setting field, under Audit
These Attempts, check the boxes for Success and Failure. Click the OK button.
4. Open the Audit Account Management policy. In the Local Policy Setting field, under Audit
These Attempts, check the boxes for Success and Failure. Click the OK button.
5. The simulator will automatically generate three failed logon attempts. Open the MMC and
expand the Event Viewer snap-in.
6. From Event Viewer, open the security log. You should see the audited events listed in this log.
7. Exit the lab when prompted.

Exercise 3.5: Setting Local User Rights

In this lab, you will set local user rights in the GPO editor.
1. Select Start  Administrative Tools  Security and expand the Local Computer Policy
snap-in.
2. Expand folders as follows: Computer Configuration, Windows Settings, Security Settings,
Local Policies, User Rights Assignment.
3. Open the Log On As A Service user right. The Local Security Policy Setting dialog box
appears.
4. Click the Add User Or Group button. The Groups dialog box appears.
5. Enter any valid username. Click the OK button. Then click the OK button again on the Log
On As A Service Properties dialog box.
6. Close all of the open windows and return to the lab selection screen.
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Exercise 3.6: Defining Security Options

In this lab, you will configure security options in the GPO editor.
1. In the Local Computer Policy snap-in, expand folders as follows: Computer Configuration,
Windows Settings, Security Settings, Local Policies, Security Options.
2. Open the policy Interactive Logon: Message Text For Users Attempting To Log On. In the
Local Policy Setting field, type Welcome to all authorized users. Click the OK button.
3. Open the policy Interactive Logon: Prompt User To Change Password Before Expiration.
In the Local Policy Setting field, specify 3 days. Click the OK button.
4. Select Start  Command Prompt. At the command prompt, type gpupdate and press
Enter.
5. At the command prompt, type exit and press Enter.
6. Exit the lab when prompted.

Exercise 3.7: Using the Security Configuration And


Analysis Tool
To add the Security Configuration And Analysis snap-in, follow these steps:
1. Select Start  Administrative Tools  Security.
2. Select File  Add/Remove Snap-In.
3. In the Add/Remove Snap-In dialog box, click the Add button. Highlight the Security Con-
figuration And Analysis snap-in and click the Add button. Then click the Close button.
4. In the Add/Remove Snap-In dialog box, click the OK button.
To specify the security database, follow these steps:
5. Right-click Security Configuration And Analysis and select Open Database.
6. In the Open Database dialog box, type sampledb in the File Name text box. Then click the
Open button.
7. In the Import Template dialog box, select the template securews and click the Open button.
To create the security template, follow these steps:
8. In the MMC, select File  Add/Remove Snap-In.
9. In the Add/Remove Snap-In dialog box, click the Add button. Highlight the Security Tem-
plates snap-in and click the Add button. Then click the Close button.
10. In the Add/Remove Snap-In dialog box, click the OK button.
11. Expand the Security Templates snap-in and then expand the C:\Windows\Security\Templates
folder.
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12. Double-click the securews file.


13. Select Account Policies and then double-click Password Policy.
14. Edit the password policies as follows:
 Set the Enforce Password History option to 10 passwords remembered.
 Enable the Passwords Must Meet Complexity Requirements option.
 Set the Maximum Password Age option to 30 days.
15. Highlight the securews filename, right-click, and select the Save As option.
16. In the Save As dialog box, place the file in the default folder and name the file servertest.
Click the Save button.
To import the security template, follow these steps:
17. Highlight the Security Configuration And Analysis snap-in, right-click, and select the
Import Template option.
18. In the Import Template dialog box, highlight the servertest filename and click the Open
button.
To perform and review the security analysis, follow these steps:
19. Highlight the Security Configuration And Analysis snap-in, right-click, and select the Analyze
Computer Now option.
20. In the Perform Analysis dialog box, accept the default error log file path and click the OK
button.
21. When you return to the main MMC window, double-click the Security Configuration And
Analysis snap-in.
22. Double-click Account Policies and then double-click Password Policy. You will see the
results of the analysis for each policy, indicated by an x or a check mark next to the policy.
Close the window and return to the desktop. Leave the desktop open for the next lab.

Exercise 3.8: Using Windows Update

In this lab, you will use Windows Update to find and install service packs and hot fixes on
your computer.
1. Select Start  Help And Support.
2. The Help And Support Center dialog box appears.
3. Under Support Tasks, click the Windows Update option.
4. The Welcome To Windows Update screen appears. Click Scan For Updates.
5. Windows Update will look for all available updates based on your computer’s configuration.
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6. All updates for your computer will be listed. Click on each option for Critical Updates And
Service Packs, Windows Server 2003 Family, and Driver Updates and check the updates
you want to install.
7. Click Review And Install Updates. In the Total Selected Updates section, click the Install
Now button.

Exercise 3.9: Configuring Automatic Updates

In this lab, you will configure automatic updates.


1. Select Start  Control Panel  System and click the Automatic Updates tab.
2. Verify that the Keep My Computer Up To Date option is checked.
3. Under Settings, select the Automatically Download The Updates, And Install Them On The
Schedule That I Specify option. Select Every Sunday At 2:00 a.m. and click the OK button.

Managing IP Security
In this section, you will manage the IP Security (also known as IPSec) extensions to secure data
transmission on the network.

This section corresponds to Chapter 4, “Managing IP Security,” in the MCSA/


MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Implementation, Manage-
ment, and Maintenance Study Guide.

You will perform the following labs:


 Exercise 4.1: Enabling IPSec on the Local Computer
 Exercise 4.2: Enabling IPSec for an Entire Domain
 Exercise 4.3: Customizing and Configuring the Local Computer IPSec Policy and Rules for
Transport Mode
 Exercise 4.4: Configuring a Policy for IPSec Tunnel Mode
 Exercise 4.5: Adding the IP Security Monitor to the MMC
 Exercise 4.6: Configuring IPSec Logon Activity Monitoring

Exercise 4.1: Enabling IPSec on the Local Computer

In this lab, you will enable IPSec on the local computer by assigning a policy.
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1. Click Start  Run, type MMC, and click OK. An empty MMC console window appears.
2. Select File  Add/Remove Snap-In. When the Add/Remove Snap-In dialog box appears,
click the Add button.
3. In the Add Standalone Snap-In dialog box, select IP Security Policy Management and click
the Add button.
4. The Select Computer Or Domain dialog box appears. Select the Local Computer (default
setting) radio button and then click the Finish button.
5. Click the Close button in the Add Standalone Snap-In dialog box.
6. Click the OK button in the Add/Remove Snap-In dialog box.
7. Select the IP Security Policies On Local Computer node in the MMC.
8. Right-click the Server (Request Security) policy and choose Assign.
9. Verify that the entry in the Policy Assigned column for the selected policy has changed to
Yes. Close the MMC window and return to the desktop. Leave the desktop open for the
next lab.

Exercise 4.2: Enabling IPSec for an Entire Domain

In this lab, you will enable ipsec for an entire domain, rather than just for the local computer.
1. Click Start  Run, type MMC, and click OK. An empty MMC console window appears.
2. Select File  Add/Remove Snap-In. When the Add/Remove Snap-In dialog box appears,
click the Add button.
3. In the Add Standalone Snap-In dialog box, select Group Policy Object Editor and click the
Add button.
4. The Select Group Policy Object dialog box appears. Click the Browse button to bring up
the Browse For A Group Policy Object dialog box.
5. Select Default Domain Policy and click the OK button.
6. Click the Finish button in the Select Group Policy Object dialog box.
7. Click the Close button in the Add Standalone Snap-In dialog box and then click the OK
button in the Add/Remove Snap-In dialog box.
8. Expand Default Domain Policy  Computer Configuration  Windows Settings  Security
Settings  IP Security Policies on Default Domain Name.
9. The right side of the MMC window lists the available policies, including the three predefined
policies.
10. Right-click the Server (Request Security) policy and select the Assign command. Notice that
the Policy Assigned column for that policy now reads Yes. Leave the window open for the
next lab.
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Exercise 4.3: Customizing and Configuring the Local


Computer IPSec Policy and Rules for Transport Mode
In this lab, you will customize one of the IPSec policies on the server.
1. Make sure that the MMC window is still open from the previous lab.
2. Select the File  Add/Remove Snap-In command. When the Add/Remove Snap-In dialog
box appears, click the Add button.
3. In the Add Standalone Snap-In dialog box, scroll through the snap-in list until you see the
one marked IP Security Policy Management. Select it and click the Add button.
4. The Select Computer dialog box appears. Select the Local Computer radio button and then
click the Finish button.
5. Click the Close button in the Add Standalone Snap-In dialog box, and then click the OK
button in the Add/Remove Snap-In dialog box.
6. Select the IP Security Policies On Local Computer node in the MMC. In the right-hand pane
of the MMC, right-click the Server (Request Security) policy and choose Properties. The
Server (Request Security) Properties dialog box appears.
7. The All IP Traffic rule is selected by default. Click the Edit button. The Edit Rule Properties
dialog box appears.
8. Switch to the Filter Action tab. Select the Request Security (Optional) filter action and then
click the Edit button. The filter action’s Properties dialog box appears.
9. Click the Add button. When the New Security Method dialog box appears, click the Custom
radio button and then click the Settings button.
10. In the Custom Security Method Settings dialog box, check the Data And Address Integrity
Without Encryption (AH) checkbox, and in the drop-down list, select SHA1. Check the
Data Integrity and Encryption (ESP) checkbox. Using the drop-down lists under (ESP), set
Integrity to SHA1 and Encryption to 3DES.
11. First check the Generate A New Key Every checkbox and set the key generation interval to
24,000 Kbytes. (Kbytes must be in the range 20,480–2,147,483,647Kb.) Then click the
next Generate A New Key Every checkbox and specify a key generation interval of 1800
seconds.
12. Click the OK button in the Custom Security Method Settings dialog box and then click OK
in the New Security Method dialog box.
13. When the Request Security (Optional) Properties dialog box appears, use the Move Up
button to move the custom filter you just defined to the top of the list.
14. Click the OK button in the Request Security (Optional) Properties dialog box.
15. Click the Close button in the Edit Rule Properties dialog box and then click the OK button in
the Server (Request Security) Properties dialog box. Leave the window open for the next lab.
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Exercise 4.4: Configuring a Policy for IPSec Tunnel Mode

In this lab, you will configure a policy for IPSec tunnel mode.

If this were not a simulated environment, this lab would require you to use two
separate machines to which you have administrator access. Let’s call them
machine A and machine B. Before you start, you would need their IP addresses,
and you would need to have their local IPSec policies open in an MMC console.

1. In the MMC console that should still be open from the previous lab, right-click the IP
Security Policies On Local Computer node, then choose the Create IP Security Policy
command. The IP Security Policy Wizard appears. Click Next.
2. Name your policy Tunnel To B and then click the Next button.
3. On the Requests For Secure Communication page, turn off the Activate Default Response
Rule checkbox and click the Next button.
4. When the summary page for the wizard appears, make sure the Edit Properties checkbox
is on and then click Finish. The Tunnel To B Properties dialog box appears. Click the Add
button on the Rules tab. The Welcome To The Create IP Security Rule Wizard begins.
Click Next.
5. In the Tunnel Endpoint page of the wizard, select The Tunnel Endpoint Is Specified By The
Following IP Address and enter the IP address of machine B. Click Next.
6. In the Network Type page, select Local Area Network (LAN). Click Next.
7. Select the All IP Traffic radio button. Click Next.
8. Select the Request Security (Optional) radio button on the Filter Action page. Click Next.
9. In the Authentication Method page, select Active Directory Default (Kerberos V5 protocol).
Click Next.
10. Clear the Edit Properties checkbox, click Finish, then click OK. Leave the window open for
the next lab.

Exercise 4.5: Adding the IP Security Monitor to


the MMC
In this lab, you will add the IP Security Monitor snap-in to the MMC.
1. Make sure that the MMC is still open from the previous lab.
2. Select Add/Remove Snap-In on the File menu and click the Add button.
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3. Select IP Security Monitor in the list of snap-ins and click the Add button. Click Close and
then click OK. You should return to the MMC, and the snap-in should appear in the left pane.
4. To save the MMC, select File  Save and specify a name and a location in which to save
the console. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 4.6: Configuring IPSec Logon Activity


Monitoring
In this lab, you will configure IPSec logon activity monitoring so that IPSec logon activity
appears in the event log.
1. The MMC should still be open from the previous labs. First, locate the GPO that you created
in Exercise 4.2.
2. Find and select the Audit Policy folder by following this path: Local Computer Policy,
Computer Configuration, Windows Settings, Security Settings, Local Policies, Audit Policy.
3. Double-click the Audit Logon Events entry. When the Local Security Policy Setting dialog
box appears, check the Success and Failure checkboxes and then click the OK button.
4. Double-click the Audit Object Access entry. When the Local Security Policy Setting dialog
box appears, check the Success and Failure checkboxes and then click the OK button. Close
the window and return to the virtual desktop.

Managing the Dynamic Host


Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
In this section, you will manage DHCP settings using the DHCP utility.

This section corresponds to Chapter 5, “Managing the Dynamic Host Config-


uration Protocol (DHCP),” in the MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Network
Infrastructure Implementation, Management, and Maintenance Study Guide.

You will perform the following labs:


 Exercise 5.1: Installing the DHCP Service
 Exercise 5.2: Authorizing a DHCP Server
 Exercise 5.3: Creating a New Scope
 Exercise 5.4: Configuring User Class Options
 Exercise 5.5: Creating a New Multicast Scope
 Exercise 5.6: Enabling DHCP-DNS Integration
 Exercise 5.7: Inspecting Leases
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Exercise 5.1: Installing the DHCP Service

In this lab, you will install DHCP with the Add or Remove Programs utility.
1. Select Start  Control Panel  Add or Remove Programs.
2. Click the Add/Remove Windows Components icon. The Windows Components Wizard
opens and lists all of the available components.
3. Select the Networking Services item from the component list and click the Details button.
4. When the Subcomponents Of Network Services list appears, make sure Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is selected and click the OK button.
5. Click the Next button to continue the Windows Components Wizard.
6. If prompted, enter the path to the Windows Server 2003 distribution files.
7. Click Finish to close the Windows Components Wizard. Close the Add or Remove Pro-
grams window.

Exercise 5.2: Authorizing a DHCP Server

In this lab, you will authorize a DHCP server in Active Directory.


1. Select Start  Administrative Tools  DHCP to open the DHCP snap-in.
2. Right-click the server you want to authorize and choose the Authorize command.
3. Wait a short time (30–45 seconds) to allow the authorization to take place.
4. Right-click the server again. Verify that the Unauthorize command appears in the pop-up
menu; this indicates that the server is now authorized.
5. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 5.3: Creating a New Scope

In this lab, you will create a new scope in the DHCP utility.
1. In the DHCP window, right-click the server on which you want to create the new scope and
choose New Scope. The New Scope Wizard appears.
2. Click the Next button on the Welcome page.
3. Enter a name and a description for your new scope and click the Next button.
4. In the IP Address Range page, enter 190.168.0.2 as the start IP address for the scope and
192.168.0.250 as the end IP address. Leave the subnet mask controls alone (though when
creating a scope on a production network you might need to change them). Click the Next
button.
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5. In the Add Exclusions page, click Next without adding any excluded addresses.
6. In the Lease Duration page, set the lease duration to 3 days and click the Next button.
7. In the Configure DHCP Options page, click the Next button to indicate that you want to
configure default options for this scope.
8. Enter a router IP address (in this case, 192.168.0.1) in the IP Address field and then click
the Add button. Once the address is added, click the Next button.
9. In the Domain Name And DNS Servers page, enter the IP address of a DNS server on your
network in the IP address field (in this case, 192.168.0.251), and click the Add button.
Click the Next button.
10. On the WINS Servers page, click the Next button to leave the WINS options unset and
display the Activate Scope page.
11. Select the No, I Will Activate This Scope Later radio button. Click the Next button. When
the Wizard Summary page appears, click the Finish button to create the scope.
12. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 5.4: Configuring User Class Options

Now, you will create a user class and configure options for it.
1. In the DHCP window, right-click the DHCP server and select Define User Classes.
2. Click the Add button in the DHCP User Classes dialog box.
3. In the New Class dialog box, enter a descriptive name for the class in the Display Name
field. Enter a class ID in the ID field.

Typically, you will enter the class ID in the ASCII portion of the ID field. You
should make sure that the computers you want to use in the class have been
configured with the ipconfig /setclassid command as described earlier in
the MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Implementa-
tion, Management, and Maintenance Study Guide.

4. When you are done, click the OK button.


5. The new class appears in the DHCP User Classes dialog box. Click the Close button to
return to the DHCP administrative tool.
6. Right-click either the Server Options or a Scope Options node (depending on whether you
want to set the class options at the server or scope level) and select Configure Options.
7. Click the Advanced tab. Select the class you defined in step 3 from the User Class pull-
down menu.
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8. Configure the options that you want to set for the class. Click OK when you are done.
Notice that the options you configured (and the class that they are associated with) appear
in the right pane of the DHCP window.
9. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 5.5: Creating a New Multicast Scope

In this lab, you will create a new multicast scope in the DHCP utility.
1. In the DHCP window, right-click your DHCP server and choose New Multicast Scope. The
New Multicast Scope Wizard appears. Click the Next button on the Welcome page.
2. In the Multicast Scope Name page, name your multicast scope (and add a description if you
like). Click the Next button.
3. The IP Address Range page appears. Enter a start IP address of 224.0.0.0 and an end IP
address of 224.255.0.0. Adjust the TTL to 1 to make sure that no multicast packets escape
your local network segment. Click the Next button when you’re done.
4. The Add Exclusions page appears; click its Next button.
5. The Lease Duration page appears. Normally you leave multicast scope assignments in place
somewhat longer than you would with a regular unicast scope, hence the default lease length
of 30 days. Click the Next button.
6. The wizard asks you if you want to activate the scope now. Click the No radio button and
then the Next button.
7. The Wizard Summary page appears; click the Finish button to create your scope.
8. Verify that your new multicast scope appears in the DHCP snap-in.
9. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 5.6: Enabling DHCP-DNS Integration

In this lab, you will configure dynamic updates so that DHCP and DNS are integrated.
1. In the DHCP window, right-click the DHCP server you configured in Exercise 5.1 and
select Properties.
2. The Server Properties dialog box appears. Click the DNS tab.
3. Verify that the Enable DNS Dynamic Updates According To The Settings Below checkbox is
checked and verify that the Dynamically Update DNS A And PTR Records Only If Requested
By The DHCP Clients radio button is selected. If it is not, then check it.
4. Verify that the Discard A And PTR Records When Lease Is Deleted checkbox is checked.
If it is not, then check it.
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5. Click the OK button to apply your changes and close the Properties dialog box.
6. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 5.7: Inspecting Leases

In this lab, you will see where DHCP leases would normally be located.
1. In the DHCP window, expand the target server’s node in the MMC until you see the
Address Leases node.
2. Right-click the Address Leases node and click Export List on the pop-up menu.
3. When the Save As dialog box appears, select a location for the list file. Type a meaningful
name in the Filename field and click the Save button.

Installing and Managing Domain Name


Service (DNS)
In this section, you will manage DNS settings using the DNS utility.

This section corresponds to Chapter 6, “Installing and Managing Domain


Name Service (DNS),” in the MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Network
Infrastructure Implementation, Management, and Maintenance Study Guide.

You will perform the following labs:


 Exercise 6.1: Installing and Configuring the DNS Service
 Exercise 6.2: Configuring Zones and Configuring Zones for Dynamic Updates
 Exercise 6.3: Creating a Delegated DNS Zone
 Exercise 6.4: Manually Creating DNS RRs
 Exercise 6.5: Installing and Running Replication Monitor
 Exercise 6.6: Working with Replication Monitor

Exercise 6.1: Installing and Configuring the DNS


Service
In this lab, you will install the DNS service using the Configure Your Server wizard. Then,
you will configure the DNS zones.
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1. Open the Configure Your Server Wizard by selecting Start  Administrative Tools 
Configure Your Server.
2. Click Next to dismiss the Welcome screen and click Next again to dismiss the Preliminary
Steps screen.
3. Click the DNS Server item in the Server Role list and click Next to continue.
4. Click Next on the Summary page to complete the DNS installation.

If this were not a simulated environment, you would need to insert the Win-
dows Server 2003 CD into the CD-ROM drive.

5. The Configure A DNS Sever Wizard automatically appears. Click Next to dismiss the Wel-
come screen.
6. Select the Create Forward And Reverse Lookup Zones radio button and click Next to
continue. If you want to create a caching-only server, you can select the Configure Root
Hints Only option.
7. If it’s not already selected, select Yes, Create A Forward Lookup Zone Now and click Next
to continue.
8. If not already selected, select the Primary Zone option and the Store The Zone In Active
Directory option. Click Next when you are ready.
9. Enter sybex.com in the Zone Name field and click Next to continue.
10. Select the Allow Only Secure Dynamic Updates radio button and click Next.
11. If not already selected, select No, Don’t Create A Reverse Lookup Zone Now and click
Next to continue.
12. If not already selected, select the No, It Should Not Forward Queries radio button and click
Next to continue.
13. Click Finish to end the wizard. The Configure Your Server wizard reappears and informs
you that the DNS service was successfully installed. Click the Finish button.

Exercise 6.2: Configuring Zones and Configuring


Zones for Dynamic Updates
In this lab, you will configure the zones you created in the previous lab.
1. Open the DNS management snap-in by selecting Start  Administrative Tools  DNS.
2. Locate the Forward Lookup Zones folder.
3. Right-click sybex.com and choose the Properties command.
4. Switch to the WINS tab and click the Use WINS Forward Lookup checkbox.
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5. Enter the IP address of a valid WINS server on your network, click Add, and then click OK.
For purposes of this simulation, you can enter any IP address here.
6. Click the General tab.
7. Change the value of the Dynamic Updates control to Secure Only. Click OK to close the
Properties dialog box. Notice that there’s now a new WINS Lookup RR in your zone.
8. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 6.3: Creating a Delegated DNS Zone

In this lab, you will create a delegated DNS zone for another server.
1. In the DNS window, expand the DNS server and locate the sybex.com zone.
2. Right-click the zone and choose the New Delegation command.
3. The New Delegation Wizard appears. Click Next to dismiss the initial wizard page.
4. Enter ns1 in the Delegated Domain field of the Delegated Domain Name page. Click Next
to complete this step.

This is the name of the domain for which you want to delegate authority to
another DNS server. It should be a subdomain of the primary domain (for
example, to delegate authority for huntsville.chellis.net, you’d enter huntsville
in the Delegated Domain field).

5. When the Name Servers page appears, use the Add button to add the name and IP address(es)
of the servers that will be hosting the newly delegated zone. For the purpose of this exercise,
enter the zone name you used in Exercise 6.1. Click the Resolve button to automatically
resolve this domain name’s IP address into the IP address field. Click Add to add the resolved
address to the list. Click OK when you are done. Click Next to continue with the wizard.
6. Click the Finish button. The New Delegation wizard disappears and you’ll notice the
new zone you just created appear beneath the zone you selected in step 1. The newly del-
egated zone’s folder icon is drawn in gray to indicate that control of the zone is delegated.
7. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 6.4: Manually Creating DNS RRs

In this lab, you will manually configure DNS resource records.


1. In the DNS window, expand your DNS server, right-click sybex.com, and use the New
Mail Exchanger (MX) command.
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2. Enter mailtest in the Host Or Child Domain field, and enter mailtest.yourDomain.com
(where yourDomain is the domain name you used in Exercise 6.1) in the Fully Qualified
Domain Name (FQDN) Of Mail Server field and then click OK. Notice that the new record
is already visible.
3. Right-click the sybex.com zone and choose Other New Records. When the Resource
Record Type dialog box appears, find Alias (CNAME) in the list and select it.
4. Click the Create Record button. The New Resource Record dialog box appears.
5. Type mail into the Alias Name field.
6. Type mailtest.yourDomain.com into the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) For
Target Host field.
7. Click the OK button and then close the Resource Record Type dialog box.

Exercise 6.5: Installing and Running Replication


Monitor
In this lab, you will install and run the Replication Monitor, which can be used to monitor
DNS zone replication in an Active Directory environment.
1. In Windows Explorer, navigate to the \SUPPORT\TOOLS\ folder on the Windows
Server 2003 CD.
2. Double-click the SUPTOOLS file that appears in the folder.
3. The Support Tools Installation Wizard guides you through the installation process. To ensure
smooth operation of the support tools, be sure to install them to the default directory.
4. After the installation is complete, you can run the Replication Monitor by selecting Start 
Run and entering REPLMON in the Run dialog box.

Exercise 6.6: Working with Replication Monitor

In this lab, you will use the replication monitor to view and synch replication on the server.
1. Open Replication Monitor by selecting Start  Run and entering REPLMON in the Run dia-
log box.
2. To add a server to the Replication Monitor window, right-click Monitored Servers and
select Add Monitored Server from the pop-up menu.
3. The Add Monitored Server Wizard appears. Select Add The Server Explicitly By Name.
Click Next when you are done.
4. Enter the name of the server to monitor (the server from Exercise 6.1) and click Finish.
5. To search for replication errors, click the Action menu and select Domain  Search
Domain Controllers For Replication Errors.
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6. The Search Domain Controllers For Replication Failures window appears. Click the Run
Search button and enter the name of the local domain. After a few moments, Replication
Monitor should list any failures in the Search Domain Controllers For Replication Failures
window. Click Close.
7. You can manually synchronize either the entire Active Directory or just individual pieces.
In order to synchronize the domain DNS zones only, right click the DC=DomainDNS-
Zones,DC=domain,DC=suffix item under the monitored server and select Synchronize
This Directory Partition With All Servers from the pop-up menu.
8. Depending on how your domain is configured, you can choose the Disable Transitive Rep-
lication, Push Mode, or Cross Site Boundaries checkboxes. In this case, leave them blank
and click OK.
9. You will be prompted to confirm the replication. Click Yes.
10. Click OK at the success notification. Close all of the open windows and return to the lab
selection screen.

Managing Remote Access Services


In this section, you will manage remote access services, such as dial-up and VPN.

This section corresponds to Chapter 7, “Managing Remote Access Services,”


in the MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Implemen-
tation, Management, and Maintenance Study Guide.

You will perform the following labs:


 Exercise 7.1: Installing the Routing and Remote Access Services
 Exercise 7.2: Controlling Multilink for Incoming Calls
 Exercise 7.3: Configuring Incoming Connections
 Exercise 7.4: Installing the Routing and Remote Access Services as a VPN Server
 Exercise 7.5: Changing Remote Access Logging Settings
 Exercise 7.6: Installing and Configuring the DHCP Relay Agent on an RRAS Server
 Exercise 7.7: Configuring the DHCP Relay Agent on a Network Interface

Exercise 7.1: Installing the Routing and Remote


Access Services
In this lab, you will enable routing and remote access on the server.
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1. Open the RRAS MMC console by selecting Start  Administrative Tools  Routing And
Remote Access.
2. Select the server in the left pane of the MMC. Right-click the server and choose Configure
And Enable Routing And Remote Access. The RRAS Setup Wizard appears. Click the Next
button.
3. On the Common Configuration page of the wizard, select the Remote Access (Dial-Up Or
VPN) radio button and then click the Next button
4. The Remote Access page appears, allowing you to select a VPN server and/or a dial-up
server. Check both checkboxes.
5. Choose any interface for the VPN. Click Next.
6. The IP Address Assignment page appears. To use DHCP (either a DHCP server on your net-
work or the built-in address allocator), leave the Automatically radio button selected. Click
the Next button.
7. The Managing Multiple Remote Access Servers page appears. You use this page to config-
ure your RRAS server to work with other RADIUS-capable servers on your network. In this
case, you don’t want to use RADIUS, so leave the No, Use Routing And Remote Access To
Authenticate Connection Requests button selected and then click the Next button.
8. The summary page appears. Click the Finish button to start the RRAS service and prepare
your server to be configured.
9. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 7.2: Controlling Multilink for Incoming Calls

In this lab, you will disable and then re-enable multilink.


1. In the RRAS window, right-click the server in the left pane of the MMC and choose Prop-
erties. The server Properties dialog box appears.
2. Click the PPP tab.
3. Turn multilink capability off by making sure the Multilink Connections checkbox is
unchecked. To turn it back on, simply check the checkbox.
4. If you decide to turn multilink capability on, you should also enable the use of BAP/BACP
to make it easier for your server to adjust to the load placed on it. To do so, make sure the
Dynamic Bandwidth Control Using BAP Or BACP checkbox is marked.
5. Click the OK button.
6. Close the RRAS window and return to the lab selection screen.
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Exercise 7.3: Configuring Incoming Connections

In this lab, you will ensure that incoming connections are enabled.
1. In the RRAS window, right-click the server in the left pane of the MMC and choose Prop-
erties. The server Properties dialog box appears.
2. Click the IP tab. Verify that both the Enable IP Routing and the Allow IP-Based Remote
Access And Demand-Dial Connections checkboxes are marked.
3. Click the OK button. After a brief pause, the Properties dialog box disappears and your
changes become effective.

Exercise 7.4: Installing the Routing and Remote


Access Services as a VPN Server
In this lab, you will enable RRAS as a VPN server.
1. Open the RRAS window. In the RRAS window, select the server in the left pane of the
MMC. Right-click the server and choose Configure And Enable Routing And Remote
Access. The RRAS Setup Wizard appears. Click the Next button.
2. In the Configuration page of the wizard, select the Remote Access (Dial-Up Or VPN) radio
button, and then click the Next button.
3. On the Remote Access page, check the VPN checkbox. Click the Next button.
4. On the VPN Connections page, leave the default setting and click the Next button.
5. The IP Address Assignment page appears. If you want to use DHCP (either a DHCP server
on your network or the built-in address allocator), leave the Automatically radio button
selected. If you want to pick out an address range, select the From A Specified Range Of
Addresses button. Click the Next button.

If you choose to use static addressing, at this point the wizard will give you the
opportunity to define one or more address ranges to be assigned to remote clients.

6. On the Managing Multiple Remote Access Servers page, leave the No, Use Routing And
Remote Access To Authenticate Connection Requests button selected and click the Next
button.
7. On the summary page, click the Finish button to start the RRAS service and prepare your
server to be configured.
8. Leave the window open for the next lab.
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Exercise 7.5: Changing Remote Access Logging


Settings
In this lab, you will change RRAS logging settings.
1. In the RRAS window, expand the server and select the Remote Access Logging node. The
right-hand MMC pane lists the log files on that server.
2. Locate the log file named Local File and then open its Properties dialog box by right-clicking
it and choosing Properties.
3. The Local File Properties dialog box appears. On the Settings tab, make sure the Account-
ing Requests and Authentication Requests checkboxes are marked.
4. Switch to the Log File tab. Select an appropriate time period for log rollover by choosing
one of the radio buttons in the Create A New Log File control group.
5. Click the OK button.
6. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 7.6: Installing and Configuring the DHCP


Relay Agent on an RRAS Server
In this lab, you will install and configure the DHCP relay agent, which is necessary if your
DHCP server is not located on the local network.
1. In the RRAS window, expand the server, IP Routing, then General.
2. Right-click the General node and choose New Routing Protocol. The New Routing Proto-
col dialog box appears.
3. Select DHCP Relay Agent from the list of routing protocols and then click the OK button.
4. The IP Routing node will now have a child node named DHCP Relay Agent. Select it and
choose Properties to open its Properties dialog box.
5. In the DHCP Relay Agent Properties dialog box, add the IP addresses of the DHCP servers
you want DHCP requests forwarded to and then click the OK button. For purposes of this
simulation, any IP address will do.
6. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 7.7: Configuring the DHCP Relay Agent on a


Network Interface
In this lab, you will configure the DHCP relay that you created in the previous lab.
1. In the RRAS window, verify that the DHCP relay agent is installed. If it is not, refer to Exer-
cise 7.6.
2. Right-click the DHCP Relay Agent item and choose New Interface.
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3. The New Interface For DHCP Relay Agent dialog box appears, listing each of the interfaces
to which you could attach the relay agent. Select Local Area Connection and click the OK
button.
4. The interface-specific Properties dialog box appears. If you have a DHCP server on your
local network, increase the boot threshold to 5 seconds; if you don’t, decrease it to 0.
5. Click the OK button. Note that the list of DHCP relay agent interfaces has been updated
to reflect the new interface. Leave the RRAS window open for the next exercise.

Managing User Access to Remote Access


Services
In this section, you will configure the permissions, policies, and profiles that control user access
to remote access services.

This section corresponds to Chapter 8, “Managing User Access to Remote


Access Services,” in the MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Network Infra-
structure Implementation, Management, and Maintenance Study Guide.

You will perform the following tasks:


 Exercise 8.1: Creating a Remote Access Policy
 Exercise 8.2: Configuring a User Profile for Dial-In Access
 Exercise 8.3: Configuring Encryption
 Exercise 8.4: Creating a VPN Remote Access Policy
 Exercise 8.5: Configuring Authentication Protocols

Exercise 8.1: Creating a Remote Access Policy

In this lab, you will create a remote access policy for restricting access to the RRAS server.
1. Switch to the RRAS snap-in that should still be open from the previous lab.
2. Expand the server you want to configure in the left pane of the MMC.
3. Select the Remote Access Policies folder.
4. Select Action  New Remote Access Policy. The New Remote Access Policy Wizard starts.
Click Next to dismiss the Welcome page and continue with the wizard.
5. On the Policy Configuration Method page, select the Set Up A Custom Policy radio button,
type Working Hours Restrictions in the Policy Name field, and then click the Next button.
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6. On the Policy Conditions page, click the Add button. The Select Attributes dialog box
appears.
7. Select the Day-and-Time-Restrictions attribute and then click the OK button.
8. The Time Of Day Constraints dialog box appears. Use the calendar controls to allow remote
access Monday through Saturday from 7 A.M. to 7 P.M. and then click the OK button.
9. The Conditions page reappears, this time with the new condition listed. Click the Next
button.
10. The Permissions page appears. Select the Grant Remote Access Permission radio button
and click Next to continue.
11. The Profile page appears. Click the Next button (you’ll edit the profile in the next exercise).
12. Click the Finish button on the confirmation screen to close the wizard and save your
changes. Leave the window open since you will need it again later in this section.

Exercise 8.2: Configuring a User Profile for Dial-In


Access
In this lab, you will configure a user profile for dial-in access.
1. Open the Active Directory Users And Computers snap-in by selecting Start  Administra-
tive Tools  Active Directory Users And Computers.
2. Expand the tree to the Users folder. Right-click the Administrator account in the right-hand
pane and choose Properties. The Administrator Properties dialog box appears.
3. Switch to the Dial-In tab. On machines that participate in Active Directory, the Control
Access Through Remote Access Policy radio button in the Permissions group should be set.
4. Click the Deny Access radio button to prevent the use of this account over a dial-in
connection.
5. Click the OK button. Close the Active Directory Users and Computers window.

Exercise 8.3: Configuring Encryption

In this lab, you will configure encryption settings on the RRAS server.
1. Open the RRAS snap-in by selecting Start  Administrative Tools  Routing And Remote
Access.
2. Expand the server in the left pane of the MMC.
3. Select the Remote Access Policies folder. The right pane of the MMC displays the policies
defined for this server. Select the Working Hours Restrictions policy (which you created in
Exercise 8.1).
4. Select Action  Properties. The policy Properties dialog box appears.
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5. Click the Edit Profile button. The Edit Dial-In Profile dialog box appears. Select the Encryp-
tion tab.
6. Uncheck the No Encryption checkbox. Make sure that the Basic, Strong, and Strongest
checkboxes are all marked.
7. Click the OK button. When the policy Properties dialog box reappears, click the OK
button.
8. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 8.4: Creating a VPN Remote Access Policy

In this lab, you will create a policy for controlling access to the VPN.
1. In the RRAS window, expand the server node until you see the Remote Access Policies node.
2. Right-click the Remote Access Policies folder and choose New Remote Access Policy. This
starts the New Remote Access Policy Wizard. Click Next on the Welcome screen.
3. Name the policy VPN Access and then click the Next button.
4. When the Policy Conditions page of the wizard appears, click the Add button to add this
condition: NAS-Port-Type Attribute Set To “Virtual (VPN).” Click OK. Click the Next
button. Click Next on the Policy Conditions page.
5. In the Permissions page of the wizard, make sure the Grant Remote Access Permission radio
button is selected (unless you’re trying to prevent VPN users from connecting). Click the
Next button.
6. The Profile page appears next. If you want to create a specific profile (perhaps to restrict
which authentication types VPN clients may use), use the Edit Profile button to specify the
new profile. At a minimum, you should clear the No Encryption option on the Encryption
tab of the remote access profile. When you’re done editing the profile, click OK, click the
Next button, then click the Finish button to create and activate the policy.
7. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 8.5: Configuring Authentication Protocols

In this lab, you will configure authentication protocols in RRAS.


1. In the RRAS window, select the server and then select Action  Properties to open the
server Properties dialog box.
2. Switch to the Security tab. Make sure that Windows Authentication is selected in the
Authentication Provider drop-down list.
3. Click the Authentication Methods button. The Authentication Methods dialog box
appears.
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4. Select the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) checkbox.


5. Select the two MS-CHAP checkboxes.
6. Select the CHAP checkbox.
7. Verify that the SPAP and PAP checkboxes are cleared.
8. Verify that the Allow Remote Systems To Connect Without Authentication checkbox is
cleared.
9. Click the OK button; when the server Properties dialog box reappears, click its OK button.
10. You will be asked if you want to view the help files associated with configuring authenti-
cation protocols. Click No to finish the exercise.

Managing IP Routing
In this section, you will configure the Windows Server 2003 computer as a router.

This section corresponds to Chapter 9, “Managing IP Routing,” in the MCSA/


MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Implementation, Manage-
ment, and Maintenance Study Guide.

You will perform the following tasks:


 Exercise 9.1: Installing the Routing and Remote Access Services for IP Routing
 Exercise 9.2: Creating a Demand-Dial Interface
 Exercise 9.3: Installing the RIP and OSPF Protocols
 Exercise 9.4: Adding and Removing Static Routes
 Exercise 9.5: Configure PPTP Packet Filters
 Exercise 9.6: Monitoring Routing Status

Exercise 9.1: Installing the Routing and Remote


Access Services for IP Routing
In this lab, you will configure and enable RRAS for IP routing, rather than for remote access
like you did in the previous section.
1. In this lab, you will want to start over in the RRAS window without saving the changes
from the previous section. If the RRAS window is still open, close it now. Then, open the
RRAS MMC console by selecting Start  Administrative Tools  Routing And Remote
Access.
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2. Select the server in the left pane of the MMC. Right-click the server and choose Configure
And Enable Routing And Remote Access. The Routing And Remote Access Server Setup
Wizard appears. Click the Next button.
3. In the Configuration dialog box, ensure that the Secure Connection Between Two Private
Networks radio button is selected and then click the Next button.
4. The Demand-Dial Connections page appears. Select Yes to use demand-dial connections.
Click Next to continue.
5. On the IP Address Assignment page, you can choose how RRAS assigns IP addresses to
incoming demand-dial calls. If you want to use DHCP (either a DHCP server on your net-
work or the built-in address allocator), leave the Automatically radio button selected. If
you want to pick out an address range, select the From A Specified Range Of Addresses but-
ton. Click the Next button.
6. If you chose to manually pass out IP addresses, the next page that appears is the Address
Range Assignment page. You use this page to specify which IP address ranges you want
handed out to incoming calls (whether demand-dial or from remote access users). Use the
New, Edit, and Delete buttons to specify the address ranges you want to use and then click
the Next button.
7. Click the Finish button on the Summary page to close the wizard. If you chose to create a
demand-dial interface, the Demand-Dial Interface Wizard appears automatically. Leave
the computer in its current state because the next exercise in this chapter will walk you
through the Demand-Dial Interface Wizard.

Exercise 9.2: Creating a Demand-Dial Interface

In this lab, you will create a demand-dial interface.


1. In the Demand Dial Interface Wizard, click the Next button on the Welcome page. Specify
a name for the interface on the Interface Name page.
2. The Connection Type dialog page will appear. Select the Connect Using A Modem, ISDN
Adapter, Or Other Physical Device radio button on the Connection Type page if you have
one of these devices installed. Select the Connect Using Virtual Private Networking (VPN)
radio button if you want to connect to the remote router via a VPN interface. Alternately,
you can choose to connect through a Point to Point over Ethernet (PPPoE) connection. For
the rest of this exercise we will assume that you chose the first option. Click Next.
3. Select your device from the list of devices that appears on the Select A Device page.
Click Next.
4. On the Protocols And Security page, make sure the Route IP Packets On This Interface
checkbox is the only one selected. Click Next.
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5. If you have not defined any static routes yet, you will be asked to do so before you can acti-
vate the demand-dial connection. On the Static Routes For Remote Networks page, click
the Add button and enter the IP address, subnet mask, and metric of the remote router.
Click OK when you’re done. You will notice the new static route in the list. Click Next.
6. In the Dial Out Credentials page, fill in the username, domain (if any), and password
needed to connect to the remote network. Click Next.
7. When the wizard summary page appears, click the Finish button to create the interface.
You will return to the RRAS window. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 9.3: Installing the RIP and OSPF Protocols

In this lab, you will install the RIP and OSPF protocols in RRAS.
1. Select the server in the left pane of the MMC. Expand it until you see the General node
beneath IP Routing.
2. Right-click the General node and select New Routing Protocol. The New Routing Protocol
dialog box appears.
3. Select RIP Version 2 For Internet Protocol and click the OK button.
4. The RRAS console refreshes its display, revealing a new node labeled RIP under the IP
Routing node.
5. Right-click the General node and select New Routing Protocol. This time, select Open
Shortest Path First (OSPF) and click the OK button.
6. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 9.4: Adding and Removing Static Routes

In this lab, you will add and remove static routes from the routing table.
1. In the RRAS window, select the server in the left pane of the MMC. Expand it until you see
the Static Routes node beneath IP Routing.
2. Right-click the Static Routes node and select New Static Route. The Static Route dialog box
appears.
3. Select the interface you want to use from the Interface drop-down list; you can use the inter-
nal interface or any other interface you’ve already defined.
4. Enter 216.92.80.0 as the destination address and a net mask of 255.255.255.0.
5. For the gateway address, enter the IP address of your RRAS server.
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6. Click the OK button. The RRAS console reappears.


7. Right-click the Static Routes item and choose Show IP Routing Table. The IP Routing
Table window appears. Verify that your newly added static route is present in the table.
8. Select the Static Routes item. Note that the right pane of the MMC changes to list all
static routes that you’ve defined. Compare the list with the contents of the IP Routing
Table window.
9. Right-click the static route you added and use the Delete command to remove it.
10. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 9.5: Configure PPTP Packet Filters

In this lab, you will configure PPTP packet filters for tunneling.
1. In the RRAS window, expand the server and IP Routing nodes to expose the General node
of the server you’re working on. Select the General node.
2. Right-click the interface that you used in the previous lab and choose Properties.
3. In the General tab of the interface Properties dialog box, click the Inbound Filters button.
The Inbound Filters dialog box appears.
4. Click the New button and the Add IP Filter dialog box appears.
5. Fill out the Add IP Filter dialog box as follows:
 Check the Destination Network checkbox.
 Fill in the destination IP address field with the IP address of the remote VPN interface.
For this lab, you can use any IP address.
 Supply a destination subnet mask of 255.255.255.255.
 Select a protocol type of TCP and then specify a source port of 0 and a destination port
of 1723.
Click the OK button.
6. The Inbound Filters dialog box reappears, listing the new filter you created in step 5. Repeat
step 5, but this time specify Other in the Protocol field and fill in a protocol ID of 47. When
you’re done, click the OK button and you’ll go back to the Inbound Filters dialog box.
7. In the Inbound Filters dialog box, click the Drop All Packets Except Those That Meet The
Criteria Below radio button and click the OK button.
8. Repeat steps 3–7, but this time create output filters. Make sure to specify the IP address of
the VPN adapter as the source, not the destination!
9. Close the interface Properties dialog box.
10. Leave the window open for the next lab.
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Exercise 9.6: Monitoring Routing Status

In this lab, you will monitor the IP routing interfaces in RRAS.


1. In the RRAS window, select the server in the left pane of the MMC. Expand it until you see
the Network Interfaces node.
2. Select the Network Interfaces node. Note that the right pane of the MMC now lists all
known interfaces along with their status and connection state.
3. Select the General node beneath IP Routing. Note that the right pane of the MMC updates
to show the IP routing interfaces, their IP addresses, their administrative and operational
states, and whether or not IP filtering is enabled on each interface.
4. Right-click the General node and choose Show TCP/IP Information. Check the number of
IP routes shown.
5. Right-click the Static Routes node and choose Show IP Routing Table. Note that the
number of routes listed corresponds to the route count in the TCP/IP Information win-
dow and that some of the routes listed are automatically generated.
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Module Windows Server 2003


Network
3 Infrastructure
Planning and
Maintenance
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The Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure exam
requires that you know how to perform many hands-on tasks using Windows Server 2003. While
most study guides provide you with the steps you need to know in order to perform many of these
tasks, most students studying for the exam do not have access to a fully configured Windows
Server 2003 network, and they cannot perform the exercises.
The Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Planning and Maintenance module allows
you to perform hands-on tasks in a simulated Windows environment. You can perform compli-
cated exercises without the expense of a fully equipped network. If you get stuck, the simulator
will show you how to perform the operation, just as if a live instructor were at your side pointing
out what to do!

Most of the labs cover material that is explained in detail in the MCSE: Win-
dows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Planning and Maintenance Study
Guide, by Suzan Sage London with James Chellis. We recommend that you
have a copy of the Study Guide close at hand while performing these labs.

Planning a Network Connectivity Strategy


In this section, you will configure NAT on an RRAS server.

This section corresponds to Chapter 3, “Planning a Network Connectivity Stra-


tegy,” in the MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Planning and
Maintenance Study Guide. Due to Microsoft’s overlapping exam objectives,
many of the labs in this section were removed because they are exactly the
same as labs from the previous module in the section titled “Managing IP Rout-
ing.” Please review that section before proceeding.

You will perform the following lab:


 Exercise 3.1: Installing NAT on an RRAS Server

Exercise 3.1: Installing NAT on an RRAS Server

In this exercise, you will install NAT with the RRAS console.
1. Open the Routing And Remote Access snap-in by clicking Start  Administrative Tools 
Routing And Remote Access.
2. If the configuration from Exercise 9.1 in the previous module is saved in the simulator, you
can skip this step and continue directly to step 9. Otherwise, continue with step 3.
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3. Select the server in the left pane of the MMC. Right-click the server and choose Configure
And Enable Routing And Remote Access. The Routing And Remote Access Server Setup
Wizard appears. Click the Next button.
4. In the Configuration dialog box, ensure that the Secure Connection Between Two Private
Networks radio button is selected and then click the Next button.
5. The Demand-Dial Connections page appears. Select Yes to use demand-dial connections.
Click Next to continue.
6. On the IP Address Assignment page, you can choose how RRAS assigns IP addresses to
incoming demand-dial calls. If you want to use DHCP (either a DHCP server on your net-
work or the built-in address allocator), leave the Automatically radio button selected. If you
want to pick out an address range, select the From A Specified Range Of Addresses button.
Click the Next button.
7. If you chose to manually pass out IP addresses, the next page that appears is the Address
Range Assignment page. You use this page to specify which IP address ranges you want
handed out to incoming calls (whether demand-dial or from remote access users). Use the
New, Edit, and Delete buttons to specify the address ranges you want to use and then click
the Next button.
8. Click the Finish button on the Summary page to close the wizard. If you chose to create a
demand-dial interface, the Demand-Dial Interface Wizard appears automatically. Leave
the computer in its current state because the next exercise in this chapter will walk you
through the Demand-Dial Interface Wizard.
9. After the installation is complete, right-click the General node under IP Routing and select
New Routing Protocol. In the New Routing Protocol dialog box, select the NAT/Basic Fire-
wall option and click OK. If this choice does not appear, it was already installed via the
RRAS Wizard.
10. Notice that a new node called “NAT/Basic Firewall” now appears under IP Routing.
11. Leave the Routing and Remote Access tool open for Exercise 6.1. Switch to the virtual
desktop for the next lab.

Planning a WINS Strategy


In this section, you will configure WINS on a Windows Server 2003 computer.

This section corresponds to Chapter 5, “Planning a WINS Strategy,” in the


MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Planning and Mainten-
ance Study Guide.
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You will perform the following labs:


 Exercise 5.1: Installing the WINS Service
 Exercise 5.2: Configuring WINS Replication
 Exercise 5.3: Manually Compacting the WINS Database with the Jetpack Utility
 Exercise 5.4: Using the Nbtstat Command

Exercise 5.1: Installing the WINS Service

In this exercise, you will install the WINS service on the server.
1. Open the Add Or Remove Programs in Control Panel by selecting Start  Control Panel 
Add Or Remove Programs.
2. When the Add Or Remove Programs window appears, click the Add/Remove Windows
Components icon. This starts the Windows Components Wizard.
3. In the Components list, scroll down until the Networking Services item is visible. Click it
once, and click the Details button.
4. The Networking Services window appears. Scroll down the Networking Services list until
you see Windows Internet Name Service (WINS), and then select its checkbox. Click the
OK button.
5. The Windows Components Window reappears. Click the Next button.
6. If this were not a simulated environment, you would need to insert the Windows Server 2003
CD. In this lab, you can skip this step. Click Finish to close the wizard. Close the Add or
Remove Programs window. You can leave the virtual desktop open for the next lab.

Exercise 5.2: Configuring WINS Replication

In this exercise, you will configure WINS replication.


1. Open the WINS snap-in by selecting Start  Administrative Tools  WINS.
2. Choose the WINS server you want to manage, and then expand it so you can see its Rep-
lication Partners node.
3. Right-click on Replication Partners and select New Replication Partner.
4. Enter the IP address of the WINS partner to add a replication partner.
5. Right-click the Replication Partners node, and choose Properties. The Replication Partners
Properties dialog box appears.
6. On the General tab, make sure the Replicate Only With Partners checkbox is marked.
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7. Switch to the Push Replication tab, and then check both Start Push Replication checkboxes.
8. Switch to the Pull Replication tab and verify that the Start Pull Replication At Service Startup
checkbox is checked.
9. Click the OK button in the Properties dialog box. Close the WINS utility. Return to the lab
selection screen.

Exercise 5.3: Manually Compacting the WINS


Database with the Jetpack Utility
In this exercise, you will compact the WINS database using the jetpack utility.
1. Log on to the console of your WINS server.
2. Open the WINS snap-in by selecting Start  Administrative Tools  WINS.
3. Right-click the appropriate WINS server, and then choose All Tasks  Stop.
4. Open a command prompt by selecting Start  Run. Type cmd.
5. Change to the WINS database directory (by default, it’s Windows\system32\wins).
6. Type dir *.mdb and note the size of the wins.mdb file.
7. Type jetpack wins.mdb temp.mdb.
8. Type dir *.mdb and note the size of the wins.mdb file. Determine whether or not the size
has changed.
9. Switch back to the WINS snap-in console, right-click the server, and choose All Tasks 
Start command.

Exercise 5.4: Using the Nbtstat Command

In this exercise, you will use the nbtstat command to resolve a NetBIOS name.
1. Open the command prompt by selecting Start  Run. Type cmd.
2. At the command prompt, type nbtstat /?. You should see the list of valid switches, as
shown in Table 5.2.
3. Enter nbtstat -a name, where name is the NetBIOS name of your computer. You should
see output displaying the NetBIOS name table and MAC address of the local computer.
4. Try entering nbtstat -c. If there have been any recent successful attempts to resolve
a NetBIOS name, the output of this command should include a list of names. If there
haven’t been any recent successful attempts, the command will return the message “No
names in cache.”
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5. If step 4 returns at least one name, you can use nbtstat to clear the name cache. Change
the IP address of one of the machines that was listed in the output of step 4, and then try
pinging the NetBIOS name of that machine. You should receive a timeout message because
the cache is pointing to an IP address that is no longer valid for that machine. Now enter
nbtstat -R to purge the cache, and try pinging the NetBIOS name of that machine again.
You should get a response this time.

Planning Secure Network Access


In this section, you will configure IPSec on a Windows Server 2003 computer.

This section corresponds to Chapter 6, “Planning Secure Network Access,” in


the MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Planning and Main-
tenance Study Guide. Due to Microsoft’s overlapping exam objectives, many
of the labs in this section were removed because they are exactly the same as
labs from the previous module in the section titled “Managing IP Security.”
Please review that section before proceeding.

You will perform the following labs:


 Exercise 6.1: Configuring Security Options in the RRAS Server’s Properties
 Exercise 6.2: Managing Remote Access Policies and Profiles

Exercise 6.1: Configuring Security Options in the


RRAS Server’s Properties
In this exercise, you will configure the properties for an RRAS server.
1. The RRAS window should still be open from Exercise 3.1. Switch to it now. If it is not open,
then follow the steps in Exercise 3.1 to configure RRAS on the server.
2. In the Routing And Remote Access window, right-click your server and select Properties.
3. Click the Security tab and click the Authentication Methods button.
4. In the Authentication Methods dialog box, note the defaults. Click the OK button.
5. Click the OK button again to return to the main console window. Click No to close the
warning dialog box. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 6.2: Managing Remote Access Policies and


Profiles
In this exercise, you will edit the existing remote access policy and profile.
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Due to Microsoft’s overlapping exam objectives, some of the topics in this lab
are repeated from Module 2. We recommend that you review this lab in order
to reinforce your understanding of the topics covered.

1. In the Routing And Remote Access console, expand your computer, then expand Remote
Access Policies. Right-click Connections To Microsoft Routing And Remote Access server
and select Properties. This accesses the Properties dialog box for the policy, and the Settings
tab is displayed.
2. In the Settings tab of the remote access policy Properties dialog box, click the Add button.
3. In the Select Attribute dialog box, select the Windows Groups attribute and click the Add
button.
4. In the Groups dialog box, click the Add button.
5. In the Select Groups dialog box, add the Domain Users group and click the OK button.
6. In the Groups dialog box, click the OK button.
7. In the If A Connection Request Matches The Specified Conditions section of the Settings tab,
click the Grant Remote Access Permission radio button. Then click the Edit Profile button.
8. In the Dial-In Constraints tab of the Edit Dial-In Profile dialog box, check the Minutes
Server Can Remain Idle Before It Is Disconnected (Idle-Timeout) option and set it for 10
minutes. Check the Minutes Client Can Be Connected (Session-Timeout) option and set it
to 60 minutes.
9. Click the IP tab. Configure IP address assignment by choosing Server Must Supply An IP
Address.
10. Click the Multilink tab. Select the Allow Multilink Connections radio button and set the
Maximum Number Of Ports Allowed: to 2 ports. Leave the Bandwidth Allocation Protocol
(BAP) settings at the default values.
11. Click the Authentication tab. Deselect the default protocols and select Microsoft Encrypted
Authentication version 2 (MS-CHAP v2).
12. Click the Encryption tab and note the default settings.
13. Click the Advanced tab and note the default settings.
14. Click the OK button to close the Edit Dial-In Profile dialog box.
15. In the Settings tab of the remote access policy’s properties, click the OK button. Close the
Routing and Remote Access tool.

Planning Server-Level Security


In this section, you will configure security options on a Windows Server 2003 computer.
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This section corresponds to Chapter 7, “Planning Server-Level Security,” in the


MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Planning and Maintenance
Study Guide. Due to Microsoft’s overlapping exam objectives, many of the labs
in this section were removed because they are exactly the same as labs from the
previous module in the section titled “Administering Security Policy.” Please
review that section before proceeding.

You will perform the following labs:


 Exercise 7.1: Using the Configure Your Server Wizard
 Exercise 7.2: Using the Manage Your Server Tool
 Exercise 7.3: Creating a Custom MMC Console to Manage Security Policy for a New GPO
 Exercise 7.4: Setting Local User Rights

Exercise 7.1: Using the Configure Your Server


Wizard
This exercise walks you through using the Configure Your Server Wizard to add or remove
a server role, depending on whether or not the role has already been configured.
1. Launch the Configure Your Server Wizard by going to Start  Administrative Tools 
Configure Your Server Wizard. Choose Next to continue.
2. The Preliminary Steps page displays the preliminary steps, prompting you to make sure all
cabling and hardware is in place, peripherals are connected, and Internet connectivity is
established if the computer will be used for Internet connectivity. You are also reminded to
have your Windows Server 2003 CD on hand. Choose Next to continue.
3. After the wizard detects the network settings, the Server Role page is displayed.
4. Highlight the Streaming Media Server role to remove it, then click Next. The Role Removal
Confirmation page is displayed. Note that you need to enable a checkbox to confirm removal
of a role. Enable the checkbox, and choose Next to continue.
5. When the wizard finishes, choose Finish to close the wizard. Leave the virtual desktop open
for the next lab.

Exercise 7.2: Using the Manage Your Server Tool

In this exercise, you will learn how to use the Manage Your Server tool.
1. Launch this tool on a domain controller by going to Start  Administrative Tools  Manage
Your Server.
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2. The main page of the Manage Your Server tool shows the roles that are configured for this
server. Click Add Or Remove A Role at the top of the screen to launch the Configure Your
Server Wizard. Choose Cancel to return to the main page of the Manage Your Server tool.
3. Scroll down to the Domain Controller (Active Directory) role, which has options to man-
age users and computers in Active Directory, manage domains and trusts, and manage sites
and services. Click Manage Users And Computers In Active Directory, which launches the
Active Directory Users And Computers console. Close the console to return to the main
page of the Manage Your Server tool.
4. In the section for the Domain Controller (Active Directory) role, click Review The Next
Steps For This Role, which opens Help and displays a checklist for completing additional
tasks. Close Help to return to the main page of the Manage Your Server tool.
5. Click Computer And Domain Name Information in the upper-right corner of the page,
which opens the System Properties page with the Computer Name tab active. Click Cancel
to return to the main page of the Manage Your Server tool.
6. Exit the Manage Your Server tool. Leave the virtual desktop open for the next lab.

Exercise 7.3: Creating a Custom MMC Console to


Manage Security Policy for a New GPO
In this exercise, you’ll create a management console for a new GPO named Security Policy
GPO, and customize it by adding Event Viewer. This exercise is performed from a domain
controller. The Security Policy GPO will be used for the remaining exercises in the module.

For the remaining exercises in this module, you will be logged on as the
Administrator.

1. Select Start  Run, type MMC in the Run dialog box, and choose OK to open the MMC.
2. From the main menu, select File  Add/Remove Snap-In.
3. In the Add/Remove Snap-In dialog box, choose Add. The Add Standalone Snap-In is
displayed.
4. Highlight the Group Policy Object Editor snap-in and choose Add. The Group Policy Wiz-
ard is displayed.
5. The Group Policy Object specifies Local Computer by default. Choose Browse to browse
for a Group Policy Object.
6. The Browse For A Group Policy Object dialog box is displayed. The Domains/OU tab is the
default, showing the current domain. Notice that you can choose the Default Domain Pol-
icy here, and that you have a Create New Group Policy Object button to the right of the
drop-down list of domains (it’s the middle icon). In the Domains/OUs tab, click the Create
New Group Policy Object button. Name the GPO Security Policy GPO. Choose OK, then
choose Finish to return to the Add Standalone Snap-in window.
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7. Highlight the Event Viewer snap-in and choose Add.


8. The Select Computer dialog box appears with Local Computer selected by default. Choose
the Another Computer radio button, and type Sybex.com.
9. Click Finish, then Close.
10. In the Add/Remove Snap-In dialog box, notice that the new GPO is now listed, along with
Event Viewer.
11. Choose OK to return to the main console window.
12. Select File  Save As. Save the console as Security Policy GPO.
13. You can now access this console by selecting Start  Administrative Tools  Security
Policy GPO. For now, close the MMC.

Exercise 7.4: Setting Local User Rights

In this exercise, you will apply a local User Rights Assignment policy.
1. Select Start  Administrative Tools  Security Policy GPO, and expand the Security Policy
GPO object.
2. Expand folders as follows: Computer Configuration, Windows Settings, Security Settings,
Local Policies, User Rights Assignment.
3. Double-click the Log On As A Service user right to open its Properties page.
4. Click Define These Policy Settings. Click the Add User Or Group button. The Select Users
Or Groups dialog box appears.
5. Enter user Matt. Then click the OK button. Close the MMC window.

Planning Certificate Services


In this section, you will plan certificate services on a Windows Server 2003 computer.

This section corresponds to Chapter 8, “Planning Certificate Services,” in the


MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Planning and Maintenance
Study Guide.

You will perform the following labs:


 Exercise 8.1: Assigning Permissions to Templates
 Exercise 8.2: Enabling Automatic Enrollment
 Exercise 8.3: Creating a New CTL
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 Exercise 8.4: Revoking a Certificate


 Exercise 8.5: Issuing Certificates
 Exercise 8.6: Using the Certificate Import Wizard

Exercise 8.1: Assigning Permissions to Templates

The Active Directory Sites and Services snap-in is where you adjust permissions for enterprise-
wide services, including the use of certificate templates and other PKI components. You will adjust
template permissions in Exercise 8.1.

You will perform this exercise on an enterprise CA.

1. Open the Active Directory Sites And Services snap-in.


2. Highlight the main node for the domain, then right-click the node and choose View  Show
Services Node.
3. Expand Services  Public Key Services, and choose Certificate Templates node. This fills
the right half of the MMC window with a list of installed templates.
4. Right-click the template whose permissions you want to set, then choose Properties. When
the Properties dialog box appears, switch to the Security tab.
5. Adjust the permissions to suit your needs. To keep users from using the template to request
new certificates, make sure that you deny the appropriate groups the Enroll permission.
Close the Active Directory Sites and Services tool.

Exercise 8.2: Enabling Automatic Enrollment

This exercise shows you how to enable automatic enrollment for the CA.

You will use an enterprise CA to complete this exercise.

1. Open the Security Policy GPO in the Administrative Tools folder.


2. Open the GPO’s Computer Configuration node, then open Windows Settings  Security
Settings, and expand the Public Key Policies node. This exposes four subfolders beneath the
Public Key Policies node.
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3. Right-click the Automatic Certificate Request Settings folder under the Public Key Policies
node, and select New  Automatic Certificate Request. This starts the Automatic Certifi-
cate Request Wizard.
4. Click Next to get past the wizard’s introductory page. When the Certificate Template page
appears, it lists all the types of certificates that can be automatically issued to computers.
Normally, you’ll use the basic Computer type, but separate types exist for domain control-
lers and devices that participate in IPSec. Select the template type you want to use, then click
the Next button. Click Finish to close the Wizard.
5. Once you’ve completed these steps, the new request appears as an item in the Automatic
Certificate Request Settings folder; you can edit or remove it later by selecting it and using
the commands in the Action menu.
6. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 8.3: Creating a New CTL

This exercise shows you how to create a new CTL.

You must perform the steps of this exercise on a domain controller.

1. In the GPO snap-in, right-click the Enterprise Trust folder. Then select the New  Certificate
Trust List command to start the Certificate Trust List Wizard. Click the Next button, and
you’ll see the Certificate Trust List Purpose page.
2. Enter a descriptive prefix for the CTL in the provided field. Leave the other options at the
default and click Next.
3. The Certificates In The CTL page appears. Click the Next button to continue.
4. The Signature Certificate page appears. Examine the default settings and click Next to
continue.
5. On the Secure Timestamp page, check the Add A Timestamp To The Data checkbox, then
enter a URL in the Timestamp Service URL field. For purposes of this lab, you can enter any
URL. Click Next to continue.
6. Enter any name in the Friendly Name field, and any description in the description field.
Then click Next to continue.
7. Once you’ve completed the wizard, you get the usual summary page. Clicking the Finish
button will create the CTL and store it in Active Directory. Close the MMC window. Close
the desktop and return to the lab list.
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Exercise 8.4: Revoking a Certificate

In this exercise you will revoke a certificate.


1. Open the Certification Authority administrative tool by selecting Start  Administrative
Tools  Certification Authority. Expand the CA folder.
2. Open the Issued Certificates folder, and then select the certificate you want to revoke.
3. Right-click the certificate, and choose All Tasks  Revoke Certificate.
4. Select a reason code for the revocation, and then click the OK button.

Exercise 8.5: Issuing Certificates

You will see how to issue a certificate with the web enrollment component in this exercise.
Your server is preconfigured to use IIS, which is required in order to continue.
1. Open a Web browser and load the CA enrollment page (http://localhost/certsrv/).
2. When the Microsoft Certificate Services page appears, click Request A Certificate.
3. In the Request A Certificate page, click User Certificate.
4. The User Certificate–Identifying Information page will appear. Click Submit and a sum-
mary page will appear telling you that the CA has all the information it needs.
5. If you have automatic certificate approval turned on, which it is by default, you’ll see a page
titled Certificate Issued with a link reading Install This Certificate. Click it and your new
certificate will be downloaded and installed.

Exercise 8.6: Using the Certificate Import Wizard

This exercise shows you how to use the Certificate Import Wizard to import the certificate
that you exported in the previous exercise.
1. Start the Certificate Import Wizard by right-clicking the Personal certificate storage folder
and selecting All Tasks  Import.
2. Skip the introductory page by clicking its Next button.
3. On the File To Import page, provide the full path and filename of the certificate file that you
exported in the previous exercise, and then click the Next button. Alternatively, you can
browse to the file by selecting the Browse button. You can import certificates in three formats:
 PKCS#12 (.PFX or .P12) files are used to store certificates with their associated private
keys. Outlook, Outlook Express, and Netscape’s tools all produce PKCS#12 files when
you export a certificate, as do many third-party PKI components.
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 PKCS#7 (.P7B, .P7C, or .CRT) files are used to store certificates without keys. A PKCS#7
file can contain an entire certificate chain (including CA certificates) or just a certificate—
the application that creates the file gets to decide what goes in it. Almost every PKI com-
ponent that runs on Windows can produce PKCS#7 files.
 Microsoft’s own SST format, which is sparsely used.
4. The Certificate Store page allows you to choose the store in which you want to put the
certificate. Choose the Automatically Select The Certificate Store Based On The Type Of
Certificate radio button and click Next.
5. The Completing the Certificate Import Wizard page is displayed. Click Finish to actually
import the certificate. You’ll get a dialog box indicating whether the import attempt suc-
ceeded or not.

Planning Network Monitoring, Remote


Administration, and Recovery
In this section, you will plan network monitoring, remote administration, and system recovery
on a Windows Server 2003 computer.

This section corresponds to Chapter 10, “Planning Network Monitoring, Remote


Administration, and Recovery,” in the MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Network
Infrastructure Planning and Maintenance Study Guide. Due to Microsoft’s over-
lapping exam objectives, many of the labs in this section were removed because
they are exactly the same as labs from Module 1 in the sections titled “Optimiz-
ing Windows Server 2003” and “Performing System Recovery Functions,” and
Module 2 in the section titled “Installing and Configuring TCP/IP.” Please review
those sections before proceeding.

You will perform the following lab:


 Exercise 10.1: Monitoring Network Services

Exercise 10.1: Monitoring Network Services

In this exercise, you will monitor network infrastructure services on your network.
To monitor Network Server Activity on a file and print server, follow these steps:
1. Open System Monitor by launching Start  Administrative Tools  Performance.
2. Click the Add button on the toolbar.
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3. In the Add Counters dialog box, specify a file and print server other than the local computer
and select the following performance objects and counters:
a. Select Server from the performance object drop-down list, select Bytes Total/Sec in the
counter list box, and click the Add button.
b. Select Server from the performance object drop-down list, select Server Sessions from the
counter list box, and click the Add button.
c. Select Server from the performance object drop-down list, select Sessions Errored Out
from the counter list box, and click the Add button.
d. Select Print Queue from the performance object drop-down list, select Jobs from the
counter list box, and click the Add button.
e. Select Print Queue from the performance object drop-down list, select Bytes Printed/Sec
from the counter list box, and click the Add button.
f. Select Print Queue from the performance object drop-down list, select Out Of Paper
Errors from the counter list box, and click the Add button.
4. Click the Close button. You will see these counters added to your chart.
5. Change to the Histogram view by clicking the Histogram button on the toolbar. The
Histogram button looks like a small bar graph.
6. From a client computer, generate activity to be measured by copying several files from the
file server. Remove the paper from the printer and send three one-page print jobs to the
printer.
7. Note the change in counters for the Server and Print Queue performance objects. These
numbers are cumulative for the session. You can use them in your baselines to estimate the
load on a file and print server.
8. Go to Start  Control Panel  Printers and Faxes, and open the print queue for the printer
to which you sent the jobs. Clear the print queue by choosing Printer  Cancel All Docu-
ments, and choose Yes when prompted.
To monitor the Network Server Activity on a Web server, follow these steps:
9. Launch System Monitor on a computer that is configured as a Web server.
10. Remove the default counters by highlighting each counter and clicking the Delete button on
the toolbar. The Delete button looks like a black X.
11. Click the Add button on the toolbar.
12. In the Add Counters dialog box, specify a Web server other than the local computer and
select the following performance objects and counters:
a. Select Web Service from the performance object drop-down list, select Bytes Total/Sec in
the counter list box, choose the appropriate instance, and click the Add button.
b. Select Web Service from the performance object drop-down list, select Get Requests/Sec
from the counter list box, choose the appropriate instance, and click the Add button.
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c. Select Web Service from the performance object drop-down list, select Total Not
Found Errors from the counter list box, choose the appropriate instance, and click the
Add button.
d. Select Web Service from the performance object drop-down list, select Service Uptime
from the counter list box, choose the appropriate instance, and click the Add button.
e. Select Web Service Cache from the performance object drop-down list, select File Cache
Hits % from the counter list box, choose the appropriate instance, and click the Add
button.
13. Click the Close button. You will see these counters added to your chart.
14. Change to the Histogram view by clicking the Histogram button on the toolbar. The
Histogram button looks like a small bar graph.
15. From a client computer, generate activity to be measured by accessing every page in the
Web site through Internet Explorer.
16. Note the change in counters for the Web Service and Web Service Cache performance
objects. These numbers are cumulative. You can use them in your baselines to estimate load
on a Web server.
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Module Windows Server 2003


Active Directory
4 Planning,
Implementation, and
Maintenance
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The Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Direc-
tory Infrastructure exam requires that you know how to perform many hands-on tasks using
Windows Server 2003. While most study guides provide you with the steps you need to know
in order to perform many of these tasks, most students studying for the exam do not have access
to a fully configured Windows Server 2003 network, and they cannot perform the exercises.
The Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Planning, Implementation, and Maintenance
module allows you to perform hands-on tasks in a simulated Windows environment. You can
perform complicated exercises without the expense of a fully equipped network. If you get
stuck, the simulator will show you how to perform the operation, just as if a live instructor were
at your side pointing out what to do!

Most of the labs cover material that is explained in detail in the MCSE: Win-
dows Server 2003 Active Directory Planning, Implementation, and Mainten-
ance Study Guide by Anil Desai and James Chellis. We recommend that you
have a copy of the Study Guide close at hand while performing these labs.

Planning and Installing the Active


Directory
In this section, you will prepare for and install Active Directory on a Windows Server 2003
machine. This process automatically makes the machine a domain controller and sets up
the machine for the rest of the exercises in this module.

This section corresponds to Chapter 2, “Planning and Installing the Active


Directory,” in the MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Planning,
Implementation, and Maintenance Study Guide .

You will perform the following labs:


 Exercise 2.1: Promoting a Domain Controller
 Exercise 2.2: Viewing the Active Directory Event Log
 Exercise 2.3: Configuring DNS Integration with Active Directory

Exercise 2.1: Promoting a Domain Controller

In this exercise, you will promote an existing Windows Server 2003 computer to a domain
controller.
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If this were not a simulated environment, you would need to have already
installed and configured a Windows Server 2003 computer and a DNS server
that supports SRV records. If you do not have a DNS server available, the Active
Directory Installation Wizard automatically configures one for you.

1. Open the Manage Your Server utility, which is located in the Administrative Tools pro-
gram group.
2. Click Add Or Remove A Role and click Next to begin the process. For the server role, select
Domain Controller (Active Directory) and then click Next. Finally, click Next once more
to start the Active Directory Installation Wizard.

Alternatively, you can start the Active Directory Installation Wizard by clicking
Start  Run and typing dcpromo.

3. Click Next on the Welcome To The Active Directory Installation Wizard page to begin the
domain controller promotion process. The Operating System Compatibility page of the
wizard provides you with an important note about operating system compatibility. Click
Next to continue.
4. On the Domain Controller Type page, specify the type of domain controller this server will
be. To choose the domain controller type, select Domain Controller For A New Domain
and click Next.
5. On the Create New Domain page, choose whether the new domain tree is part of an exist-
ing forest or a new one that you create. Since this is the first tree in the forest, select Domain
In A New Forest and click Next.
6. On the New Domain page, type test.mycompany.com as the full name of the DNS
domain. Once you’ve selected a name, click Next.

If you are not working in a test environment, be sure that you have chosen a
root domain name that is consistent for your organization, and doesn’t overlap
with others. For example, you might choose ActiveDirectory.test, since it is
unlikely to conflict with other existing domains and DNS namespaces.

7. On the NetBIOS Domain Name page, type in the NetBIOS name for this machine and
click Next.
8. In the Database And Log Folders page, you can specify the file system locations for the
Active Directory database and log file. Leave the settings at the default and click Next.
9. On the Shared System Volume page, you can select a shared system volume location. Leave
the default settings and click Next.
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10. On the Permissions page, choose Permissions Compatible Only With Windows 2000 Or
Windows Server 2003 Operating Systems and click Next.
11. On the Directory Services Restore Mode Administrator Password page, provide a Direc-
tory Services Restore Mode Administrator password. Once you’ve selected and confirmed
the password, click Next.
12. Based on the installation options you’ve selected, the Active Directory Installation Wizard
presents a summary of your choices. Verify the options, then click Next to begin the Active
Directory installation process. When the necessary operations are complete, the wizard
prompts you to click Finish. For purposes of this simulation, click Don’t Restart Now.

Exercise 2.2: Viewing the Active Directory Event Log

This exercise walks you through the process of viewing Active Directory-related events in the
Event Viewer. Entries seen with the Event Viewer include errors, warnings, and informational
messages. You should complete the previous exercise before attempting this lab.
1. Open the Event Viewer snap-in from the Administrative Tools program group.
2. In the left pane, select Directory Service.
3. Double-click an event in the list to see the details for that item. Click OK when you are done
viewing an event.
4. Filter an event list by right-clicking the Directory Service item in the left pane, selecting
Properties, and then selecting the Filter tab. Deselect the Warning checkbox and click OK.
Notice how any warnings in the display are no longer visible. Note that filtering does not
remove entries from the event logs—it only restricts their display.
5. To verify the Active Directory installation, look for events related to the proper startup of
Active Directory, such as Event ID 1000 (Active Directory Startup Complete) and 1394
(Attempts To Update The Active Directory Database Are Succeeding). Also, be sure to
examine any Error or Warning messages because these could indicate problems with DNS
or other necessary services.
6. When you’re done viewing information in the Event Viewer, close the application.

Exercise 2.3: Configuring DNS Integration with


Active Directory
This exercise shows the steps that you can take to ensure that DNS Active Directory integra-
tion features are enabled.
1. Open the DNS snap-in from the Administrative Tools program group.
2. Right-click the icon for the local DNS Server, and select Properties. Click the Security tab.
Notice that you can now specify which users and groups have access to modify the config-
uration of the DNS server. Make any necessary changes, and click OK.
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3. If they aren’t already expanded, expand the local server branch and the Forward Lookup
Zones folder.
4. Right-click the domain you want to work on and select Properties.
5. On the General tab, verify that the type is Active Directory-Integrated and that the Data Is
Stored In Active Directory message is displayed. If this option is not currently selected, you
can change it by clicking the Change button next to Type.
6. Verify that the Dynamic Updates option is set to Secure Only Updates.
7. Finally, notice that you can define the security permissions at the zone level by clicking the
Security tab. Make any necessary changes, and click OK. Close the DNS tool.

Installing and Managing Trees and


Forests
In this section, you will see how to create new domain trees and forests, assign single master
operations, manage trust relationships, add a UPN suffix, and manage global catalog servers.
All of these exercises require multiple domains, which are managed in trees and forests.

This section corresponds to Chapter 3, “Installing and Managing Trees and


Forests,” in the MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Planning, Imple-
mentation, and Maintenance Study Guide .

You will perform these labs:


 Exercise 3.1: Creating a New Subdomain
 Exercise 3.2: Assigning Single Master Operations
 Exercise 3.3: Managing Trust Relationships
 Exercise 3.4: Adding and Removing a UPN Suffix
 Exercise 3.5: Managing Global Catalog Servers

Exercise 3.1: Creating a New Subdomain

In this exercise, you will create a new child domain using the Active Directory Installation
Wizard.

This exercise assumes that you have already created the parent domain, and that
you are using a server in the domain that is not already a domain controller.
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1. Log on to the computer as a member of the Administrators group and open the Active
Directory Installation Wizard by clicking Start  Run and typing dcpromo. Click Next to
begin the wizard.
2. You will see a message that states that Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0 computers run-
ning Service Pack 3 or earlier will be unable to communicate with Windows Server 2003
computers. Read the information and click Next to continue.
3. On the Domain Controller Type page, select Domain Controller For A New Domain.
Click Next.
4. On the Create New Domain page, choose Child Domain In An Existing Domain Tree.
Click Next.
5. On the Network Credentials page, enter the username and password for the domain
administrator of the domain you wish to join. You will also need to specify the full name
of the domain. For purposes of this simulation, you can enter any information here. After
you have entered the appropriate information, click Next.
6. On the Child Domain Installation page, enter the name of the child domain. Click Next to
continue.
7. On the NetBIOS Domain Name page, you’ll be prompted for the NetBIOS name for this
domain controller. Choose a name that is up to 15 characters in length and includes only
alphanumeric characters. Click Next to continue.
8. On the Database And Log Folders page, you’ll need to specify the database and log loca-
tions. Leave the default settings and click Next.
9. On the Shared System Volume page, accept the default settings and click Next.
10. The Active Directory Installation Wizard prompts you about whether or not the DNS ser-
vice on the local machine should be configured automatically. Accept the setting to allow
the wizard to automatically configure DNS. Click Next to continue.
11. On the Permissions page, choose Permissions Compatible Only With Windows 2000 Or
Windows Server 2003 Operating Systems. Click Next.
12. On the Directory Services Restore Mode Administrator Password page, enter a password,
confirm it, and click Next.
13. On the Summary page, you will be given a brief listing of all the choices you made in the
previous steps. Click Next to continue.
14. The Active Directory Installation Wizard will automatically begin performing the steps
required to create a new domain in your environment. Note that you can click Cancel if
you want to abort this process. When the process has completed, you will be prompted
to reboot the system. After the system has been rebooted, the local server will be the first
domain controller in a new domain. This domain will also be a subdomain of an existing one.
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Exercise 3.2: Assigning Single Master Operations

This exercise shows you how single master operations roles can be assigned to servers within
the Active Directory environment.
1. Open the Active Directory Domains And Trusts administrative tool by clicking Start 
Administrative Tools  Active Directory Domains And Trusts.
2. Right-click Active Directory Domains And Trusts and choose Operations Master.
3. This brings up the Change Operations Master dialog box. Click Close to continue without
making any changes.

Note that you can change the operations master by clicking the Change button.
If you want to move this assignment to another computer, you first need to
connect to that computer and then make the change.

4. Close the Active Directory Domains And Trusts administrative tool.


5. Select Start  Administrative Tools  Active Directory Users And Computers.
6. Right-click the name of the domain and select Operations Masters. This brings up the RID
tab of the Operations Master dialog box.

Notice that you can change the computer that is assigned to the role. In order
to change the role, you first need to connect to the appropriate domain control-
ler. Notice that the PDC and Infrastructure roles have similar tabs.

7. Click OK to continue without making any changes. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 3.3: Managing Trust Relationships

In this exercise, you will see how to manage trusts and assign trust relationships between
domains.
1. If it is not already open, open the Active Directory Domains And Trusts administrative tool
by clicking Start  Administrative Tools  Active Directory Domains And Trusts.
2. Right-click the name of the domain and select Properties.
3. Select the Trusts tab. You will see a list of the trusts that are currently configured. To mod-
ify the trust properties for an existing trust, highlight the trust and click Properties.
4. This screen displays information about the trust’s direction, transitivity, and type, along
with the names of the domains involved in the relationship. Click Cancel to exit without
making any changes.
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5. To create a new trust relationship, click the New Trust button on the Trusts tab. The New
Trust Wizard appears. Click Next to proceed with the wizard.
6. On the Trust Name page, you are prompted for the name of the domain with which the
trust should be created. For purposes of this lab, you can enter any domain name and
click Next.
7. On the Trust Type page, you would normally choose the Trust With A Windows Domain
option if you know that the other domain uses a Windows domain controller. In order
to continue with this lab (without requiring access to another domain), it is important to
choose the Realm Trust option. This selection allows you to walk through the process of
creating a trust relationship without needing an untrusted domain in the Active Directory
environment. Select the Realm Trust option. Click Next when you are done.
8. On the Transitivity Of Trust page, choose the Nontransitive option and click Next to
continue.
9. On the Direction Of Trust page, choose One-Way: Incoming and click Next.
10. On the Trust Password page, specify a password that should be used to administer the trust.
Click Next to continue.

Note that if there is an existing trust relationship between the domains, the
passwords must match.

11. Now you see a summary page that recaps the selections you have made. Since this is a sim-
ulation, you don’t actually want to establish this trust. Click Cancel on the Trust Selections
Complete page to cancel the wizard without saving the changes.
12. Exit the Trust properties for the domain by clicking Cancel.
13. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 3.4: Adding and Removing a UPN Suffix

In this exercise, you will add additional suffixes to a forest.


1. In the Active Directory Domains And Trusts tool, right-click Active Directory Domains
And Trusts in the left side of the window and select Properties.
2. On the UPN Suffixes tab of the Active Directory Domains And Trusts Properties dialog
box, enter any alternate UPN suffix in the Alternate UPN Suffixes field. Click the Add
button to add the suffix to the list.
3. To remove a UPN suffix, select its name in the list and click the Remove button. Close the
Active Directory Domains and Trusts tool.
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Exercise 3.5: Managing Global Catalog Servers

This exercise walks you through the steps you need to take to configure a domain controller
as a Global Catalog server.
1. Open the Active Directory Sites And Services administrative tool by clicking Start 
Administrative Tools  Active Directory Sites And Services.
2. Find the name of the local domain controller within the list of objects (typically under
Default First Site Name  Servers) and expand this object. Right-click NTDS Settings and
select Properties.
3. In the NTDS Settings Properties dialog box, type Primary GC Server for Domain in the
Description field. Select the Global Catalog checkbox, then click OK to continue.

If the box is checked, then this domain controller contains a subset of informa-
tion from all other domains within the Active Directory environment.

4. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Configuring Sites and Managing


Replication
In this section, you will configure sites, which are used to determine the flow of replication traffic.

This section corresponds to Chapter 4, “Configuring Sites and Managing Rep-


lication,” in the MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Planning, Imple-
mentation, and Maintenance Study Guide.

You will perform the following labs:


 Exercise 4.1: Creating Sites
 Exercise 4.2: Creating Subnets
 Exercise 4.3: Configuring Sites
 Exercise 4.4: Creating Site Links and Site Link Bridges
 Exercise 4.5: Creating Connection Objects
 Exercise 4.6: Moving Server Objects between Sites
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Exercise 4.1: Creating Sites

In this exercise, you will create new sites that represent the physical locations of the company.
1. Open the Active Directory Sites And Services administrative tool by clicking Start 
Administrative Tools  Active Directory Sites And Services.
2. Expand the Sites folder.
3. Right-click the Default-First-Site-Name item and choose Rename. Rename the site to
CorporateHQ.
4. Create a new site by right-clicking the Sites object and selecting New Site.
5. On the New Object–Site dialog box, type Austin for the site name. Click the DEFAULT-
IPSITELINK item, then click OK to create the site. Note that you cannot include spaces or
other special characters in the name of a site.
6. You will see a dialog box stating the actions that you should take to finish the configuration
of this site. Click OK to continue.
7. Create another new site and name it NewYork. Again, choose the DEFAULTIPSITELINK item.
8. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 4.2: Creating Subnets

In this exercise, you will create subnets that are associated with your sites. You should have
completed the previous lab before attempting this exercise.
1. In the Active Directory Sites And Services tool, expand the Sites folder. Right-click the Sub-
nets folder and select New Subnet.
2. In the New Object–Subnet dialog box, you are prompted for TCP/IP information for the
new subnet. For the address, type 100.1.1.0, and for the mask, type 255.255.255.0. You
will see that the Name value has been automatically calculated as 100.1.1.0/24. Click the
Austin site, then click OK to create the subnet.
3. In the Active Directory Sites And Services tool, right-click the newly created 100.1.1.0/24
subnet object and select Properties.
4. On the subnet Properties dialog box, type Austin 100Mbit LAN for the description. Click
OK to continue.
5. Create a new subnet using the following information:
Address: 160.25.0.0
Mask: 255.255.0.0
Site: NewYork
Description: NewYork 100Mbit LAN
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6. Create another subnet using the following information:


Address: 176.33.0.0
Mask: 255.255.0.0
Site: CorporateHQ
Description: Corporate 100Mbit switched LAN
7. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 4.3: Configuring Sites

In this exercise, you will configure the sites that you created earlier. You should have com-
pleted the previous lab before attempting this exercise.
1. In the Active Directory Sites And Services tool, expand the Sites folder, then click and
expand the Austin site.
2. Right-click the Servers container in the Austin site and select New  Server. Type
AustinDC1 for the name of the server, then click OK.
3. Create a new Server object within the CorporateHQ site and name it CorpDC1. Note that
this object also includes the name of the local domain controller.
4. Create two new Server objects within the NewYork site and name them NewYorkDC1
and NewYorkDC2.
5. Right-click the NewYorkDC1 Server object and select Properties. In the NewYorkDC1
Properties box, select the IP in the Transports Available For Inter-site Data Transfer box
and click Add to make this server a preferred IP bridgehead server. Click OK to accept the
settings.
6. Set the Licensing server for the CorporateHQ site by clicking the Austin container and look
in the right pane. Right-click the Licensing Site Settings object, and select Properties. To
change the computer that will act as the Licensing server for the site, click Change in the
Licensing Site Setting Properties dialog box. Enter the name of the local domain controller
and click OK. Click OK to save the settings.
7. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 4.4: Creating Site Links and Site Link Bridges

In this exercise, you will create site links and site link bridges for the sites you created earlier.
You should have completed the previous lab before attempting this exercise.
1. In the Active Directory Sites And Services tool, expand Sites, Inter-site Transports, IP
object. Right-click the DEFAULTIPSITELINK item in the right pane and select Rename.
Rename the object to CorporateWAN.
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2. Right-click the CorporateWAN link and select Properties. In the CorporateWAN Prop-
erties dialog box, type T1 Connecting Corporate and NewYork Offices for the descrip-
tion. Remove the Austin site from the link by highlighting Austin and clicking Remove.
For the Cost value, type 50, and specify that replication should occur every 60 minutes.
To create the site link, click OK.
3. Right-click the IP folder and select New Site Link. On the New Object–Site Link dialog
box, name the link CorporateDialup. Add the Austin and CorporateHQ sites to the site
link and click OK.
4. Right-click the CorporateDialup link and select Properties. In the CorporateDialup Proper-
ties dialog box, type ISDN Dialup between Corporate and Austin office for the description.
Set the Cost value to 100, and specify that replication should occur every 120 minutes. To
specify that replication should occur only during certain times of the day, click the Change
Schedule button.
5. On the Schedule For CorporateDialup dialog box, highlight the area between 8:00 A.M.
and 6:00 P.M. for the days Monday through Friday, and click the Replication Not Available
option. This will ensure that replication traffic is minimized during normal work hours.
Click OK to accept the new schedule, then OK again to create the site link.
6. Right-click the IP object, and select New Site Link Bridge. In the New Object–Site Link
Bridge dialog box, name the site link bridge CorporateBridge. Note that the Corporate-
Dialup and CorporateWAN site links are already added to the site link bridge. Since there
must be at least two site links in each bridge, you will not be able to remove these links.
Click OK to create the site link bridge.
7. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 4.5: Creating Connection Objects

In this exercise, you will create connection objects. You should have completed the previous
lab before attempting this exercise.
1. In the Active Directory Sites And Services tool, find the site that contains the local domain
controller and expand this object.
2. Expand the name of the local domain controller. Right-click NTDS Settings and select New
Active Directory Connection.
3. The Find Domain Controllers box appears, showing a list of the servers that are available.
Highlight the name of the server to which you want to connect and click OK.
4. For the name of the connection object, type Connection. Click OK.
5. In the right pane of the Active Directory Sites And Services tool, right-click the Connection
item and select Properties.
6. When the Connection Properties dialog box appears, type After-hours synchronization in
the Description field. For the Transport, choose IP from the drop-down list.
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7. When you are finished, click OK to save the properties of the Connection object.
8. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 4.6: Moving Server Objects between Sites

In this exercise, you will move a server from one site to another. You should have completed
the previous lab before attempting this exercise.
1. In the Active Directory Sites And Services tool, right-click the server named NewYorkDC1
and select Move.
2. In the Move dialog box, select the Austin site, then click OK. This moves the server to the
Austin site.
3. To move the server back, right-click NewYorkDC1 (now located in the Austin site) and
click Move. Select New York for the destination site.
4. When finished, close the Active Directory Sites And Services administrative tool.

Administering the Active Directory


In this section, you will create and manage OUs and other Active Directory objects. In addition,
you will publish shared folders and printers to the Active Directory, find objects in the Active
Directory, and delegate control of objects to other users.

This section corresponds to Chapter 5, “Administering the Active Directory,” in


the MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Planning, Implementation,
and Maintenance Study Guide.

You will perform the following labs:


 Exercise 5.1: Creating an OU Structure
 Exercise 5.2: Modifying an OU Structure
 Exercise 5.3: Creating Active Directory Objects
 Exercise 5.4: Managing Object Properties
 Exercise 5.5: Moving Active Directory Objects
 Exercise 5.6: Resetting an Existing Computer Account
 Exercise 5.7: Finding Objects in Active Directory
 Exercise 5.8: Creating and Publishing a Printer
 Exercise 5.9: Creating and Publishing a Shared Folder
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Exercise 5.1: Creating an OU Structure

In this exercise, you will create an OU structure that you will use for the rest of the labs in
this chapter.
1. Open the Active Directory Users And Computers administrative tool by clicking Start 
Administrative Tools  Active Directory Users And Computers.
2. Right-click the name of the local domain, and choose New  Organizational Unit. Notice
that this box shows you the current context within which the OU will be created. In this
case, you’re creating a top-level OU, so the full path is simply the name of the domain.
3. Type North America for the name of the first OU. Click OK to create this object.
4. Create the following top-level OUs by right-clicking the name of the domain and choosing
New  Organizational Unit:
Africa
Asia
Europe
South America

Note that the order in which you create the OUs is not important. In this exercise,
you are simply using a method that emphasizes the hierarchical relationship.

5. Create the following second-level OUs within the North America OU by right-clicking the
North America OU and selecting New  Organizational Unit:
Austin
Boston
Canada
Chicago
Corporate
Los Angeles
Mexico
New York
San Francisco
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6. Create the following OUs under the Asia OU:


China
India
Malaysia
Vietnam
7. Create the following OUs under the Europe OU:
France
Germany
Spain
UK
8. Create the following OUs under the South America OU:
Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Peru
9. Create the following third-level OUs under the India OU by right-clicking India within the
Asia OU, and selecting New  Organizational Unit:
Bombay
New Delhi
10. Within the North America  Corporate OU, create the following OUs:
Engineering
HR
Marketing
Research
Sales
11. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 5.2: Modifying an OU Structure

In this exercise, you will modify the OU structure that you created in the previous lab. You
should have completed the previous lab before attempting this exercise.
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1. In the Active Directory Users And Computers tool, right-click the Engineering OU (located
within North America  Corporate) and click Delete. When you are prompted for confir-
mation, click Yes.

Note that if this OU contained objects, they all have been automatically deleted
as well.

2. Right-click the Research OU and select Rename. Type RD to change the name of the OU
and press Enter.
3. Right-click the Sales OU and select Move. In the Move dialog box, expand the North
America branch and click the New York OU. Click OK to move the OU.
4. You will use an alternate method to move the Marketing OU. Select the Marketing OU, select
Action  Cut (or Ctrl+X), select the Chicago OU, and select Action  Paste (or Ctrl+V).
Either method moves the Marketing OU into the Chicago OU.
5. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 5.3: Creating Active Directory Objects

In this exercise, you will create various active directory objects such as users and groups. You
should have completed the previous lab before attempting this exercise.
1. In the Active Directory Users And Computers tool, expand the current domain to list the
objects currently contained within it. For this exercise, you will use the second- and third-
level OUs contained within the North America top-level OU.
2. Right-click the Corporate OU, and select New  User. Fill in the following information:
First Name: Monica
Initial: D
Last Name: President
Full Name: (leave as default)
User Logon Name: mdpresident (leave default domain)
Click Next to continue.
3. Enter a password for this user, then confirm it. Note that you can also make changes to
password settings here. Click Next.
4. You will see a summary of the user information. Click Finish to create the new user.
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5. Create another user in the RD container with the following information:


First Name: John
Initials: Q
Last Name: Admin
Full Name: (leave as default)
User Logon Name: jqadmin (leave default domain)
Click Next to continue.
6. Assign a password. Click Next, then click Finish to create the user.
7. Right-click the RD OU, and select New  Contact. Use the following information to fill in
the properties of the Contact object:
First Name: Jane
Initials: R
Last Name: Admin
Display Name: jradmin
Click OK to create the new Contact object.
8. Right-click the RD OU, and select New  Shared Folder. Enter Software for the name and
\\server1\applications for the network path. Note that although this resource does
not exist, the object can still be created. Click OK to create the Shared Folder object.
9. Right-click the HR OU, and select New  Group. Type All Users for the group name (leave
the Group Name (Pre-Windows 2000) field with the same value). For the group scope,
select Global, and for the group type, select Security. To create the group, click OK.
10. Right-click the Sales OU and select New  Computer. Type Workstation1 for the name of
the computer. Notice that the pre-Windows 2000 name is automatically populated and
that, by default, the members of the Domain Admins group are the only ones that can add
this computer to the domain. Place a check mark in the Assign This Computer Account As
A Pre-Windows 2000 Computer box, then click Next. This is not a managed computer, so
just click Next again to continue. Finally, click Finish to create the Computer object.
11. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 5.4: Managing Object Properties

In this exercise, you will manage object properties for some of the objects you created earlier.
You must have completed the previous lab before you attempt this exercise.
1. In the Active Directory Users And Computers tool, expand the name of the domain and
select the RD container. Right-click the John Q. Admin user account and select Properties.
2. On the various tabs of the John Q. Admin Properties dialog box, make some configuration
changes based on your personal preferences. Click OK to continue.
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3. Select the HR OU. Right-click the All Users group and click Properties. In the All Users Prop-
erties dialog box, you will be able to modify the membership of the group. Click the Members
tab, then click Add. Add the Monica D. President and John Q. Admin user accounts to the
group. Click OK to save the settings and OK to accept the group modifications.
4. Select the Sales OU. Right-click the Workstation1 Computer object and choose Properties.
Examine the various options and make changes based on your personal preference. After
you have examined the available options, click OK to continue.
5. Select the Corporate OU. Right-click the Monica D. President user account, and choose
Reset Password. Enter a new password and then confirm it. Note that you can also force
the user to change this password upon the next logon. Click OK.
6. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 5.5: Moving Active Directory Objects

In this exercise, you will move a computer account from one OU to another.
1. In the Active Directory Users And Computers tool, expand the name of the domain.
2. Select the Sales OU, right-click Workstation1, and select Move. A dialog box appears.
Select the RD OU, and click OK to move the Computer object to that container.
3. Click the RD OU and verify that Workstation1 was moved.
4. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 5.6: Resetting an Existing Computer


Account
In this exercise, you will reset a computer account and disconnect it from the domain.
1. In the Active Directory Users And Computers tool, expand the name of the domain.
2. Click the RD OU, then right-click the Workstation1 computer account.
3. Select Reset Account from the context menu. Click Yes to confirm your selection. Click OK
at the success prompt.
4. When you reset the account, you break the connection between the computer and the
domain, so after performing this exercise, you would need to reconnect the computer if
you want it to continue working on the network.
5. Leave the window open for the next lab.
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Exercise 5.7: Finding Objects in Active Directory

In this exercise, you will search for objects in the Active Directory.
1. In the Active Directory Users And Computers tool, right-click the name of the domain and
select Find.
2. In the Find dialog box, select Users, Contacts, And Groups from the Find drop-down list.
For the In setting, choose Entire Directory. This searches the entire Active Directory envi-
ronment for the criteria you enter. Note that if this is a production domain and if there are
many objects, this may be a time-consuming and network-intensive operation.
3. In the Name field, type admin and click Find Now to obtain the results of the search.
4. To filter the result set even further, click the View menu and select Filter. The filter is dis-
played in the row just above the Search Results windows. In the Name field, type John and
press Enter. Notice that this filters the list to only the John Q. Admin User object.
5. To view more information about the User object, you can right-click it and select Properties.
6. To quickly view (and filter) more information about multiple objects, select the View menu
and select Choose Columns. By selecting fields and clicking Add, you can view more infor-
mation about the retrieved objects. Click OK to add the information.
7. When you have finished searching, close the Find dialog box. Leave the Active Directory
Users and Computers Tool open for now. If you wish to close the tool, please make sure
you save your settings, as explained in the help documentation.

Exercise 5.8: Creating and Publishing a Printer

In this exercise, you will create and publish a printer in the Active Directory.
1. Click Start  Control Panel  Printers And Faxes  Add Printer. This starts the Add Printer
Wizard. Click Next to begin.
2. In the Network Or Local Printer page, select Local Printer. Uncheck the Automatically
Detect And Install My Plug And Play Printer box. Click Next.
3. In the Select The Printer Port page, select Use The Following Port. From the list beside that
option, select LPT1: Printer Port. Click Next.
4. On the Install Printer Software page, select Generic for the manufacturer, and for the
printer, highlight Generic/Text Only. Click Next.
5. On the Name Your Printer page, type Text Printer. Click Next.
6. On the Printer Sharing page, select Share Name and accept the default share name of
Generic/Text Only. Click Next.
7. On the Location and Comment page, type Building 203 and add the following comment:
This is a text-only printer. Click Next.
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8. On the Print Test Page page, click No, then click Next.
9. On the Completing The Add Printer Wizard page, you see a confirmation of the printer
options you selected. Click Finish to create the printer.
10. Next, you need to verify that the printer will be listed in the Active Directory. Click Start 
Control Panel  Printers And Faxes, then right-click the Text Printer icon and select
Properties.
11. Next, select the Sharing tab, and ensure that the List In The Directory box is checked. Note
that you can also add additional printer drivers for other operating systems using this tab.
Click OK to accept the settings. Close the Printers and Faxes window.

Exercise 5.9: Creating and Publishing a Shared


Folder
In this exercise, you will create and publish a shared folder in the Active Directory.
1. Open Windows Explorer. Expand My Computer. Right-click Local Disk (C:) and select
New  Folder. Name the new folder Test Share.
2. Right-click the Test Share folder and select Sharing And Security.
3. On the Sharing tab, select Share This Folder. For the share name, type Test Share, and for
the description, enter Share used for testing the Active Directory. Leave the User Limit,
Permissions, and Caching settings as their defaults. Click OK to create the share.
4. To verify that the share has been created, choose Start  Run and type the UNC path for
the local server. For instance, if the server is named sybex1, you would type \\sybex1. This
connects you to the local computer, where you can view any available network resources.
Verify that the Test Share folder exists, then close the window.
5. Open the Active Directory Users And Computers tool. Expand the current domain and
right-click the RD OU. Select New  Shared Folder.
6. In the New Shared Folder dialog box, type Shared Folder Test for the name of the folder.
Then type the UNC path to the share (for example, \\sybex1\Test Share). Click OK to
create the share. Leave the Active Directory Users and Computers Tool open for now. If
you wish to close the tool, please make sure you save your settings, as explained in the
help documentation.

Planning Security for Active Directory


In this section, you will plan and manage security in the Active Directory using techniques such
as configuring security-related GPO options and preparing for smart card authentication.
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This section corresponds to Chapter 6, “Planning Security for Active Direc-


tory,” in the MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Planning, Imple-
mentation, and Maintenance Study Guide.

You will perform the following labs:


 Exercise 6.1: Creating and Managing Users and Groups
 Exercise 6.2: Creating and Using User Templates
 Exercise 6.3: Delegating Control of Active Directory Objects
 Exercise 6.4: Applying Security Policies by Using Group Policy
 Exercise 6.5: Preparing a Smart Card Certificate Enrollment Station
 Exercise 6.6: Setting Up a Smart Card for User Logon
 Exercise 6.7: Configuring Group Policy to Require Smart Card Logon
 Exercise 6.8: Using the Security Configuration And Analysis Utility
 Exercise 6.9: Enabling Auditing of Active Directory Objects
 Exercise 6.10: Enabling Auditing for a Specific OU
 Exercise 6.11: Generating and Viewing Audit Logs

Exercise 6.1: Creating and Managing Users and


Groups
In this exercise, you learn how to create and manage users and groups.
1. If it’s not already open, open the Active Directory Users And Computers tool.
2. Create the following top-level OUs:
 Sales
 Marketing
 Engineering
 HR
3. Create the following User objects within the Sales container (use the defaults for all fields
not listed):
First Name: John
Last Name: Sales
User Logon Name: JSales
First Name: Linda
Last Name: Manager
User Logon Name: LManager
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4. Create the following User objects within the Marketing container (use the defaults for all
fields not listed):
First Name: Jane
Last Name: Marketing
User Logon Name: JMarketing
First Name: Monica
Last Name: Manager
User Logon Name: MManager
5. Create the following User object within the Engineering container (use the defaults for all
fields not listed):
First Name: Bob
Last Name: Engineer
User Logon Name: BEngineer
6. Right-click the HR container and select New  Group. Use the name Managers for the
group, and specify Global for the group scope and Security for the group type. Click OK
to create the group.
7. To assign users to the Managers group, right-click the Group object and select Properties.
Change to the Members tab and click Add. Enter Linda Manager and Monica Manager,
then click OK. You will see the group membership list. Click OK to finish adding the users
to the group.
8. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 6.2: Creating and Using User Templates

In this exercise, you create a user template, make configuration changes, and create a new
user based on the template. This exercise shows you that the new user you create will belong to
the same group as the user template that you copied it from. You should have completed the
previous exercise before you begin this one.
1. In the Active Directory Users And Computers tool, create the following User object within
the Sales container (use the defaults for all fields not listed):
First Name: Sales User
Last Name: Template
User Logon Name: SalesUserTemplate
2. Create a new global security group called Sales Users and add SalesUserTemplate to the
group membership.
3. Right-click the SalesUserTemplate user object and select Copy from the context menu.
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4. Enter the username, first name, and last name for the new “real” user. Click the Next button
to move on to the password screen and enter the new user’s password information. Close the
Copy Object–User dialog box when you’re done.
5. Right-click the user you created in step 4, select Properties, and click the Member Of tab.
6. Verify that the new user is a member of the Sales Users group and click OK.
7. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 6.3: Delegating Control of Active Directory


Objects
This exercise walks you through the steps required to delegate control of OUs. In order to
complete the steps in this exercise, you must have already completed Exercise 6.1.
1. In the Active Directory Users And Computers tool, create a new user within the Engineering
OU, using the following information (use the default settings for any fields not specified):
First Name: Robert
Last Name: Admin
User Logon Name: radmin
2. Right-click the Sales OU and select Delegate Control. This starts the Delegation of Control
Wizard. Click Next.
3. To add users and groups to which you want to delegate control, click the Add button. In
the Add dialog box, enter Robert Admin for the name of the user to add. Note that you
could specify multiple users or groups using this option. Click OK to add the account to the
delegation list, which is shown in the Users Or Groups page. Click Next to continue.
4. On the Tasks To Delegate page, you must specify which actions you want to allow the
selected user to perform within this OU. Select Delegate The Following Common Tasks and
place a check mark next to the following options:
Create, Delete, And Manage User Accounts
Reset User Passwords And Force Password Change At Next Logon
Read All User Information
Create, Delete, And Manage Groups
Modify The Membership Of A Group
5. Click Next to continue. The wizard provides you with a summary of the selections that you
have made on the Completing The Delegation Of Control Wizard page. To complete the
process, click Finish to have the wizard commit the changes.
Now when the user Robert Admin logs on (using “radmin” as his logon name), he will be
able to perform common administrative functions for all of the objects contained within the
Sales OU.
6. Leave the window open for the next lab.
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Exercise 6.4: Applying Security Policies by Using


Group Policy
This exercise walks you through the steps required to create a basic Group Policy for the pur-
pose of enforcing security settings. In order to complete the steps of this exercise, you must have
already completed Exercise 6.1.
1. In the Active Directory Users And Computers tool, right-click the domain name and select
Properties.
2. Change to the Group Policy tab and select the Default Domain Policy.
3. To specify the Group Policy settings, click Edit.
4. In the Group Policy window, expand Computer Configuration, Windows Settings, Security
Settings, Account Policies, Password Policy object.
5. In the right pane, double-click the Minimum Password Length setting.
6. In the Security Policy Setting dialog box, place a check mark next to the Define This Policy
Setting option. Decrease the value to 7 characters. Click OK to return to the Group Policy
Object Editor window.
7. Open User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Control Panel object. Double-click
Prohibit Access To The Control Panel, select Enabled, then click OK.
8. Close the Group Policy window to save the settings you chose. Click OK to enable the
Security Group Policy.
9. To view the security permissions for a Group Policy object, right-click the domain name
and select Properties. On the Group Policy tab, highlight the Default Domain Policy Group
Policy object and select Properties.
10. Select the Security tab of Default Domain Policy Properties dialog box. Click Add and enter
Linda Manager. Click OK to add this account to the list of users and groups that will be
affected by these Group Policy settings. This takes you back to the Default Domain Policy
Properties dialog box. Highlight Linda Manager and allow this user the Read and Write
permissions.
11. Click OK twice to save the changes. Linda Manager will now be able to view and change
information for objects in the Sales OU.
12. You will not need to use Active Directory Users And Computers until a little later on, but
leave the window open anyway so that you do not lose your work. If you want to close the
tool now, be sure to save your settings.

Exercise 6.5: Preparing a Smart Card Certificate


Enrollment Station
This exercise walks you through the process of configuring a smart card enrollment station.
1. Open an MMC console by selecting Start  Run and entering mmc in the Run dialog box.
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2. Add the Certificates snap-in by selecting File  Add/Remove Snap-In. Click Add in the Add
Standalone Snap-In dialog box. Select the Certificates snap-in and click the Add button.
Click Close and click OK to return to the MMC and display the newly added snap-in.
3. Double-click the Certificates–Current User node in the MMC window.
4. Right-click the Personal node and select All Tasks  Request New Certificate.
5. In the Certificate Request wizard, select the Enrollment Agent certificate template. Enter a
name and description for the template. When prompted, click Install Certificate. Close the
lab window.

Exercise 6.6: Setting Up a Smart Card for User Logon

Follow the steps in this exercise to enroll a smart card for user logon. Note that you must
complete Exercise 6.5 before continuing. In addition, you must have a smart card reader and at
least one blank smart card available.
1. Open Internet Explorer by selecting Start  Internet Explorer.
2. In the Address field, enter the address of the CA that issues smart card certificates and press
Enter.
3. In the IE window, click Request A Certificate, then click Advanced Certificate Request.
4. Click Request A Certificate For A Smart Card On Behalf Of Another User Using The Smart
Card Certificate Enrollment Station. If prompted, click Yes to accept the smart card signing
certificate.
5. Click Smart Card Logon on the Smart Card Certificate Enrollment Station web page.
6. Under Certification Authority, select the CA you want to issue the smart card certificate.
7. Under Cryptographic Service Provider, select the cryptographic service provider of the
smart card’s manufacturer.
8. Under Administrator Signing Certificate, click the Enrollment Agent certificate from the
previous exercise.
9. Under User To Enroll, click Select User. Select the user to enroll and click Enroll.
10. When prompted, insert the smart card into the smart card reader and click OK. When
prompted, enter a new PIN for the smart card. Close the lab window.

Exercise 6.7: Configuring Group Policy to Require


Smart Card Logon
This exercise shows you how to configure group policy to require smart card authentication.
1. The Active Directory Users And Computers Utility should still be open from Exercise 6.4.
Return to it now.
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2. Create a new top-level OU called Smart Card Test.


3. Right-click the Smart Card Test OU and select Properties.
4. In the Smart Card Test Properties dialog box, switch to the Group Policy tab and click Add.
Click OK to accept the default GPO name, then click the Edit button.
5. In the Group Policy Object Editor window, expand Computer Configuration, Windows
Settings, Security Settings, Local Policies, Security Options.
6. Double-click the Interactive Logon: Require Smart Card policy.
7. In the Interactive Logon: Require Smart Card dialog box, first select Define This Policy Set-
ting, then select Enabled and click OK.
8. You will not need to use Active Directory Users And Computers until a little later on, but
leave the window open anyway so that you do not lose your work. If you want to close the
tool now, be sure to save your settings.

Exercise 6.8: Using the Security Configuration And


Analysis Utility
This exercise walks you through the steps you need to take to use the Security Configura-
tion And Analysis utility. In this exercise, you will use this utility to create and modify security
configurations.
1. Click Start  Run, type mmc, and press Enter. This opens a blank MMC.
2. In the File menu, select Add/Remove Snap-In. Click Add. In the Add Standalone Snap-In
dialog box, select the Security Configuration And Analysis item, then click Add, then click
Close.
3. You will see that the Security Configuration And Analysis snap-in has been added to the
configuration. Click OK to continue.
4. Within the MMC, right-click Security Configuration And Analysis and select Open Data-
base. This displays a standard file selection (Open) dialog box. Change to a local directory
on your computer and create a new security database file named SecurityTest.sdb. Note
the location of this file because you’ll need it in later steps. Click Open.
5. You’ll be prompted to open a Security Template file. By default, these files are stored within
the Security\Templates directory of your Windows system root. On the Import Database
dialog box, select DC security.inf, and place a check mark in the Clear This Database
Before Importing box. Click Open to load the Security Template file.
6. Now that you have created a security database file and opened a template, you can start
performing useful security tasks. Within the Security Configuration And Analysis utility,
you have access to several tasks.
7. To analyze the security configuration of the local computer, right-click the Security Con-
figuration And Analysis utility and select Analyze Computer Now.
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8. When prompted, enter the path to a local directory with the filename securityTest.log.
Click OK to begin the analysis process.
9. When the process has been completed, you can view the current security settings for the local
computer. Navigate through the various items to view the current security configuration.
10. To make changes to this template, expand the Password Policy object under Account Pol-
icies. Double-click the Enforce Password History item. On the Enforce Password History
Properties dialog box, place a check mark next to the Define This Policy In The Database
option and type 2 for Passwords Remembered.
11. Click OK to make the setting change. Note that this change in setting was not enabled for
the local computer—the change was implemented only within the security database file.
12. To save the changes to the security database file, right-click the Security Configuration And
Analysis object and select Save.
13. To export the current settings to a template file, right-click the Security Configuration And
Analysis object and select Export Template. You are prompted for the location and file-
name to which these settings should be saved. Be sure to choose a meaningful name so that
other systems administrators will understand the purpose of this template.
14. The configuration change we made has not yet been applied to any machines. To apply the
change to the local computer, right-click the Security Configuration And Analysis object
and select Configure Computer Now. You are prompted to enter the path for a Log file.
Enter any path on the local computer and specify SecurityTest2.log as the filename.
Click OK.
15. To quickly view the contents of the Log file for the most recent operation, right-click the
Security Configuration And Analysis object and select View Log.
16. When you are finished, exit the Security Configuration And Analysis tool by closing
the MMC.

Exercise 6.9: Enabling Auditing of Active Directory


Objects
This exercise walks you through the steps you must take to implement auditing of Active
Directory objects on domain controllers. In order to complete the steps in this exercise, you
must have already completed Exercise 6.1.
1. Open the Domain Controller Security Policy tool (located in the Administrative tools pro-
gram group).
2. Expand Security Settings, Local Policies, Audit Policy.
3. Double-click the Audit Directory Service Access policy.
4. In the Audit Directory Service Access Properties dialog box, place a check mark next to the
option for Define These Policy Settings, and check marks at Success and Failure. Click OK
to save the settings.
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5. Expand Security Settings, Event Log to see the options associated with the event logs.
6. Double-click the Maximum Security Log Size item in the right pane of the Domain Con-
troller Security Policy tool, and set the value to 2048KB in the Maximum Security Log Size
dialog box. Click OK.
7. In the right pane of the Domain Controller Security utility, double-click the Retain Security
Log item and specify that events should be overwritten after seven days in the Retain Secur-
ity Log dialog box. Click OK. You will be notified that the Retention Method For Security
Log option will also be changed. Click OK to accept the changes.
8. When you are finished enabling auditing options, close the Domain Controller Security Pol-
icy tool.

Exercise 6.10: Enabling Auditing for a Specific OU

Once you have enabled auditing of Active Directory objects, it’s time to specify exactly which
actions and objects should be audited. This exercise walks you through the steps required to
enable auditing for a specific OU. In order to complete the steps in this exercise, you must have
already completed Exercise 6.1 and Exercise 6.9.
1. The Active Directory Users And Computers tool should still be open from Exercise 6.7.
Return to it now.
2. To enable auditing for a specific object, right-click the Engineering OU and select Proper-
ties. Select the Group Policy tab on the Engineer Properties dialog box.
3. Highlight the Engineering Security Policy object, if present, and select Properties.
4. Select the Security tab on the GPO Properties dialog box, then click Advanced. Select the
Auditing tab. You will see the current auditing settings for this Group Policy object.
5. Click the Edit button. Notice that you can view and change auditing settings based on the
objects and/or properties. To retain the current settings, click OK.
6. To exit the configuration for the Engineering object, click OK three more times.
7. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 6.11: Generating and Viewing Audit Logs

This exercise walks you through the steps you must take to generate some auditing events and to
examine the data collected for these actions. In this exercise, you will perform some actions that will
be audited, and then you will view the information recorded within the audit logs. In order to com-
plete this exercise, you must have already completed the steps in Exercise 6.1 and Exercise 6.10.
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1. In the Active Directory Users And Computers tool, navigate to the Engineering OU, right-
click the Bob Engineer User account, and select Properties.
2. On the Bob Properties dialog box, add the middle initial A for this user account and specify
Software Developer in the Description box. Click OK to save the changes.
3. Within the Engineering OU, right-click the Robert Admin User account and select Properties.
4. On the Bob Properties dialog box, add a description of Engineering IT Admin, and click OK.
5. Close the Active Directory Users And Computers tool.
6. Open the Event Viewer tool from the Administrative Tools program group. Select the
Security item. You will see a list of audited events categorized under Directory Service
Access. Note that you can obtain more details about a specific item by double-clicking it.
7. When you are finished viewing the security log, close the Event Viewer tool.

Planning, Implementing, and Managing


Group Policy
In this section, you will use Group Policy to make configuration changes that affect Active
Directory users and computers.

This section corresponds to Chapter 8, “Planning, Implementing, and Man-


aging Group Policy,” in the MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Active Directory
Planning, Implementation, and Maintenance Study Guide.

You will perform the following labs:


 Exercise 8.1: Creating a Group Policy Object Using MMC
 Exercise 8.2: Linking GPOs to the Active Directory
 Exercise 8.3: Filtering Group Policy Using Security Groups
 Exercise 8.4: Delegating Administrative Control of Group Policy
 Exercise 8.5: Managing Inheritance and Filtering of GPOs
 Exercise 8.6: Configuring Automatic Certificate Enrollment in Group Policy
 Exercise 8.7: Configuring Folder Redirection in Group Policy
 Exercise 8.8: Running RSoP in Logging Mode
 Exercise 8.9: Running RSoP in Planning Mode
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Exercise 8.1: Creating a Group Policy Object Using MMC

This exercise walks you through the process of creating a custom MMC snap-in for editing
Group Policy settings.
1. Click Start  Run, type mmc, and press Enter.
2. On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-In.
3. Click the Add button. In the Add Standalone Snap-In dialog box, select Group Policy
Object Editor from the list and click Add.
4. In the Select Group Policy Object Wizard, click Browse (note that you can set the scope to
Domains/OUs, Sites, or Computers).
5. On the Domains/OUs tab, click the New Policy button (located to the right of the Look In
drop-down list).
6. To name the new object, type Test Domain Policy. Click OK to select the Policy object.
7. Place a check mark next to the Allow The Focus Of The Group Policy Snap-In To Be Changed
When Launching From The Command Line option. This will allow the context of the snap-
in to be changed when you launch the MMC item.
8. Click Finish to create the Group Policy object. Click Close in the Add Standalone Snap-In dia-
log box. Finally, click OK in the Add/Remove Snap-In dialog box to add the new snap-in.
9. Next, we’ll make some changes to the default settings for this new GPO. Expand the fol-
lowing items: Test Domain Policy, Computer Configuration, Windows Settings, Security
Settings, Local Policies, Security Options.
10. Double-click the Interactive Logon: Do Not Display Last User Name option.
11. On the Template Security Policy Setting dialog box, place a check mark next to the Define
This Policy Setting In The Template option, then select Enabled. Click OK to save the setting.
12. In the Group Policy Object Editor, double-click the Interactive Logon: Message Text For
Users Attempting To Log On option.
13. Place a check mark next to the Define This Policy Setting In The Template option, and then
type the following: By logging onto this domain, you specify that you agree to the usage
policies as defined by the IT department. Click OK to save the setting.
14. In the Group Policy Object Editor, double-click the Interactive Logon: Message Title For
Users Attempting To Log On option.
15. Place a check mark next to the Define This Policy Setting In The Template option, then type
Test Policy Logon Message. Click OK to save the setting.
16. To make changes to the user settings, expand the following objects in the Group Policy
Object Editor: Test Domain Policy, User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Start
Menu & Task Bar.
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17. Double-click the Add Logoff To The Start Menu option. Note that you can get a description
of the purpose of this setting by clicking the Explain tab. You can also see this description in
the right pane of the MMC when the policy is selected. Select Enabled, then click OK.
18. On the Group Policy Object Editor, expand the following objects: Test Domain Policy,
User Configuration, Administrative Templates, System.
19. Double-click the Don’t Run Specified Windows Applications option.
20. In the Don’t Run Specified Windows Applications Properties dialog box, select Enabled, then
click the Show button. To add to the list of disallowed applications, click the Add button.
When prompted to enter the item, type wordpad.exe. To save the setting, click OK three
times.
21. To change network configuration settings, click Test Domain Policy, User Configuration,
Administrative Templates, Network, Offline Files. Note that you can change the default file
locations for several different network folders.
22. To change script settings, click Test Domain Policy  Computer Configuration  Win-
dows Settings  Scripts (Startup/Shutdown). Note that you can add script settings by
double-clicking either the Startup or the Shutdown item.
23. The changes you have made for this GPO are automatically saved. You can optionally save
this customized MMC console by selecting Save As from the Console menu. Then provide
a name for the new MMC snap-in (such as Group Policy Test). You will now see this item
in the Administrative Tools program group.
24. When you are finished modifying the Group Policy settings, close the MMC tool.

Exercise 8.2: Linking GPOs to the Active Directory

This exercise walks you through the steps you must take to assign a GPO to an OU within
the local domain. In this exercise, you will link the Test Domain Policy GPO to an OU. In order
to complete the steps in this exercise, you must have first completed Exercise 8.1.
1. Open the Active Directory Users And Computers tool.
2. Create a new top-level OU called Group Policy Test.
3. Right-click the Group Policy Test OU and click Properties.
4. On the Group Policy Test Properties dialog box, select the Group Policy tab. To add a new
policy at the OU level, click New.
5. Enter a descriptive name for the GPO, such as Group Policy Test GPO. Note that you can
also add additional GPOs to this OU. When multiple GPOs are assigned, you can also con-
trol the order in which they apply by using the Up and Down buttons. Finally, you can edit
the GPO by clicking the Edit button, and you can remove the link (or, optionally, delete the
GPO entirely) by clicking the Delete button.
6. To save the GPO link, click OK in the OU Properties dialog box.
7. Leave the Active Directory Users And Computers tool open for the next lab.
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Exercise 8.3: Filtering Group Policy Using Security


Groups
In this exercise, you will filter Group Policy using security groups. In order to complete the
steps in this exercise, you must have first completed Exercises 8.1 and 8.2.
1. In the Active Directory Users And Computers tool, create two new Global Security groups
within the Group Policy Test OU and name them PolicyEnabled and PolicyDisabled.
2. Right-click the Group Policy Test OU and select Properties. Select the Group Policy tab.
3. Highlight Test Domain Policy and click the Properties button.
4. On the Security tab of the GPO Properties dialog box, click Add and enter the PolicyEnabled
and the PolicyDisabled groups. Click OK.
5. Highlight the PolicyDisabled group and select Deny for the Read and Apply Group Policy
permissions. This prevents users in the PolicyDisabled group from being affected by this
policy.
6. Highlight the PolicyEnabled group and select Allow for the Read and Apply Group Policy
permissions. This ensures that users in the PolicyEnabled group will be affected by this policy.
7. Click OK to save the Group Policy settings. You will be warned that Deny takes precedence
over any other security settings. Select Yes to continue.
8. Click OK to save the change to the properties of the OU.
9. Leave the Active Directory Users And Computers tool open for the next lab.

Exercise 8.4: Delegating Administrative Control of


Group Policy
This exercise walks you through the steps you must take to grant the appropriate permissions
to a User account. Specifically, the process involves delegating the ability to manage Group Pol-
icy links on an Active Directory object (such as an OU). In order to complete this exercise, you
must have first completed Exercises 8.1 and 8.2.
1. In the Active Directory Users And Computers tool, expand the local domain and create a
user named Policy Admin within the Group Policy Test OU.
2. Right-click the Group Policy Test OU and select Delegate Control.
3. Click Next to start the Delegation Of Control Wizard.
4. On the Users Or Groups page, click Add. Enter the Policy Admin account and click OK.
Click Next to continue.
5. On the Tasks To Delegate page, select Delegate The Following Common Tasks and place
a check mark next to the Manage Group Policy Links item. Click Next to continue.
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6. Finally, click Finish on the final page of the wizard to complete the Delegation Of Control
Wizard and assign the appropriate permissions. Specifically, this will allow the Policy Admin
user to create GPO links to this OU (and, by default, any child OUs).
7. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 8.5: Managing Inheritance and Filtering


of GPOs
This exercise walks you through the steps you need to take to manage inheritance and filter-
ing of GPOs.
1. In the Active Directory Users And Computers tool, create a top-level OU called Parent.
2. Right-click the Parent OU and select Properties. Select the Group Policy tab and click the
New button to create a new GPO. Name the new object Master GPO.
3. Click the Options button on the Group Policy tab.
4. On the Master GPO Options dialog box, place a check mark next to the No Override
option. This ensures that administrators of OUs contained within the Parent OU will not
be able to override the settings defined in this GPO. To save the settings, click OK. Notice
that a check mark appears next to the Master GPO in the No Override column in the list
of Group Policy object links.
5. On the Group Policy tab of the Parent OU Properties dialog box, create another GPO and
name it Optional GPO. Click the OK button to save the changes.
6. Within the Parent OU, create another OU called Child.
7. Right-click the Child OU and select Properties.
8. Select the Group Policy tab, and place a check mark in the Block Policy Inheritance check-
box. This option prevents the inheritance of GPO settings from the Parent OU for the
Optional GPO settings. Note that since the No Override setting for the Master GPO was
enabled on the Parent OU, the settings in the Master GPO will take effect on the Child
OU regardless of the setting of the Block Policy Inheritance box. Click OK to save the
changes.
9. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 8.6: Configuring Automatic Certificate


Enrollment in Group Policy
In this exercise, you will learn how to configure automatic certificate enrollment in Group
Policy. You must have completed the other exercises in this section in order to proceed with this
exercise.
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1. In the Active Directory Users And Computers tool, open the Master GPO by taking the fol-
lowing steps: right-click the Parent OU, select Properties, select the Group Policy tab, select
Master GPO, and click the Edit button.
2. Expand Computer Configuration, Windows Settings, Security Settings, Public Key Policies.
3. Double-click Autoenrollment Settings in the right pane.
4. The Autoenrollment Settings Properties dialog box will appear. Notice that the Enroll Cer-
tificates Automatically setting is enabled by default. Check the Renew Expired Certificates,
Update Pending Certificates, Remove Revoked Certificates and the Update Certificates
That User Certificate Templates checkboxes.
5. Click OK to close the Autoenrollment Settings Properties dialog box.
6. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 8.7: Configuring Folder Redirection in


Group Policy
To configure folder redirection, follow the steps in this exercise. You must have completed
the other exercises in this chapter in order to proceed with this exercise.
1. In the Active Directory Users And Computers tool, open the Parent OU that you created in
the previous exercises and open the Master GPO. Click Edit to open the GPO in the GPO
editor.
2. Open User Configuration, Windows Settings, Folder Redirection, My Documents.
3. Right-click My Documents and select Properties.
4. On the Target tab of the My Documents Properties dialog box, choose the Basic–Redirect
Everyone’s Folder To The Same Location selection from the Setting drop-down list.
5. Leave the default option for the Target Folder Location drop-down list and specify a net-
work path in the Root Path field.
6. Click the Settings tab. All of the default settings are self-explanatory and should typically
be left on the default. Click OK when you are done.
7. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 8.8: Running RSoP in Logging Mode

In this exercise, you’ll learn how to run RSoP in Logging mode. Note that you must have
completed the previous exercises in this chapter to complete this exercise.
1. In the Active Directory Users And Computers tool, open the Parent OU you created in the
previous exercises. Make several changes to the Desktop policies in the Optional GPO and
the Master GPO. Be sure to refresh the GPO settings with the gpupdate command.
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2. Open the Child OU and add a user named TestUser1.


3. Log on to the network as TestUser1 to establish an RSoP log, then log off and log on as an
administrator.
4. Open the Active Directory Users And Computers administrative tool.
5. Right-click the TestUser1 account and select All Tasks  Resultant Set Of Policy (Logging)
to open the Resultant Set Of Policy Wizard.
6. On the Computer Selection page, select the computer that TestUser1 used to log on to the
network in step 3. Click Next.
7. TestUser1 should already be selected on the User Selection page, so click Next to continue.
8. Verify that the information on the Summary Of Selections page is correct and click Next.
9. Click the Finish button on the Completing The Resultant Set Of Policy Wizard page to open
the Resultant Set Of Policy window.
10. Check some of the Desktop settings that you changed in step 1. Right-click a setting and
select Properties from the pop-up menu. You should see the resultant policy on the Settings
tab and the order of precedence on the Precedence tab.
11. Leave the window open for the next lab.

Exercise 8.9: Running RSoP in Planning Mode

This exercise shows you how to run RSoP in Planning mode. Note that you must have com-
pleted the previous exercises in this chapter to continue.
1. In the Active Directory Users And Computers tool, open the Parent OU you created in the
previous exercises.
2. Right-click the Parent OU and select All Tasks  Resultant Set Of Policy (Planning) to open
the Resultant Set Of Policy Wizard.
3. On the User And Computer Selection page, the Parent OU information should be filled in
for you for both the user and computer. You could make changes to this screen if desired—
for example, if you wanted to view the RSoP for users in one OU who log on to computers
in another OU. Click Next to continue.
4. On the Advanced Simulation Options page, don’t make any changes at this time. This
screen is used to simulate special network conditions such as slow network connections or
loopback processing. Click Next to continue.
5. On the User Security Groups page, select hypothetical security groups that you would place
users into under the planned scenario. Click Next to continue.
6. On the Computer Security Groups page, select hypothetical security groups that you would
place computers into under the planned scenario. Click Next to continue.
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7. On the WMI Filters For Users page, you can specify any Windows Management Instru-
mentation filters that you may have applied to GPOs. WMI filters go beyond the scope of
this book, so just click Next and leave the default settings.
8. On the WMI Filters For Computers page, click Next and leave the default settings.
9. The Summary Of Selections page appears. This displays a summary of the selections you
made in the wizard. You can elect to gather extended error information, and you can
choose a domain controller on which to run the simulated RSoP. Click Next when you are
ready to run the simulation.
10. Click Finish on the Completing The Resultant Set Of Policy Wizard page to open the
Resultant Set Of Policy window.
11. Click through the various policy settings in the Resultant Set Of Policy window to see the
GPO settings for a user and computer stored in the Parent OU. Close the RSOP window.

Software Deployment through Group


Policy
In this section, you will manage software deployment in Group Policy. This makes it easy to dis-
tribute new software and software updates to users and computers in the Active Directory.

This section corresponds to Chapter 9, “Software Deployment through Group


Policy,” in the MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Planning, Imple-
mentation, and Maintenance Study Guide.

You will perform the following labs:


 Exercise 9.1: Creating a Software Deployment Share
 Exercise 9.2: Publishing and Assigning Applications Using Group Policy
 Exercise 9.3: Configuring Software Update Services in Group Policy

Exercise 9.1: Creating a Software Deployment Share

This exercise walks you through the process of creating a software distribution share point.
In this exercise, you will prepare for software deployment by creating a directory share and
placing certain types of files in this directory.
1. Using Windows Explorer, create a folder called Software that you can use with application
sharing.
2. Within the Software folder, create a folder called Office2003.
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3. Right-click the Software folder (created in step 1), and select Sharing And Security. In the
folder properties dialog box, choose Share This Folder, and type Software in the Share
Name text box and Software Distribution Share Point in the Description text box. Leave
all other options as the default, and click OK to create the share.
4. At this point, you would copy all of the Office 2003 installation files to the Office 2003
folder. For purposes of this simulator, the next exercise assumes that you have completed
this step.

Exercise 9.2: Publishing and Assigning Applications


Using Group Policy
This exercise walks you through the steps you need to take to publish and assign applica-
tions. In this exercise, you will create and assign applications to specific Active Directory objects
using Group Policy objects. In order to complete the steps in this exercise, you must have first
completed Exercise 9.1.
1. Open the Active Directory Users And Computers tool from the Administrative Tools pro-
gram group.
2. Expand the domain and create a new top-level OU called Software.
3. Within the Software OU, create a user named Jane User with a login name of juser (choose
the defaults for all other options).
4. Right-click the Software OU and select Properties.
5. On the Software Properties dialog box, select the Group Policy tab and click New.
6. For the name of the new GPO, type Software Deployment.
7. To edit the Software Deployment GPO, click Edit. Expand the Computer Configuration 
Software Settings object.
8. Right-click the Software Installation item and select New  Package.
9. The simulator automatically opens to the Office2003 folder that you created in Exercise 9.1.
10. Select the appropriate MSI file depending on the version of Office2003 that you have.
Office XP Professional is being used in this example, so you’ll see that the PRO11.MSI file
is chosen. Click Open.
11. In the Deploy Software dialog box, choose Advanced. Click OK to return to the Deploy
Software dialog box.
12. To examine the deployment options of this package, click the Deployment tab. Accept the
default settings by clicking OK.
13. Within the Group Policy Object Editor, expand the User Configuration  Software Settings
object.
14. Right-click the Software Installation item and select New  Package.
15. The simulator automatically opens to the Office2003 folder that you created in Exercise 9.1.
16. You’ll see that the PRO11.MSI file is chosen. Click Open.
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17. For the Software Deployment option, select Published in the Deploy Software dialog box
and click OK. Click OK to close the Microsoft Office Pro Edition 2003 Properties window.
Close the GPO Editor to return to Active Directory Users and Computers. Leave the win-
dow open for the next lab.

Exercise 9.3: Configuring Software Update Services


in Group Policy
In this exercise, you learn how to configure Software Update Services in Group Policy on a
Windows Server 2003 domain controller.
1. In the Active Directory Users And Computers tool, right-click the domain and select
Properties.
2. Click the Group Policy tab on the domain Properties dialog box and select the Default
Domain Policy. Click the Edit button.
3. Expand Default Domain Policy, Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates,
Windows Components, Windows Update to access the Windows Update settings.
4. Double-click the Configure Automatic Updates option.
5. The Configure Automatic Updates Properties dialog box appears. On the Settings tab, you
can configure whether automatic updates are not configured, enabled, or disabled. If auto-
matic updates are enabled, you can select Notify For Download And Notify For Install,
Auto Download And Notify For Install, or Auto Download And Schedule The Install. You
can also specify the schedule that will be applied for the install day and the install time.
6. To configure which server will provide automatic updates, click the Next Setting button in
the Configure Automatic Updates Properties dialog box. This brings up the Specify Intranet
Microsoft Update Service Location Properties dialog box. You can configure the status of
the intranet Microsoft update service location as Not Configured, Enabled, or Disabled;
you can also configure the HTTP name of the server that will provide intranet service
updates and the HTTP name of the server that will act as the intranet SUS statistics server.
7. To configure rescheduling of automatic updates, click the Next Setting button in the Spec-
ify Intranet Microsoft Update Service Location Properties dialog box. This brings up the
Reschedule Automatic Updates Scheduled Installations Properties dialog box. You can
enable and schedule the amount of time that Automatic Updates waits after system startup
before it attempts to proceed with a scheduled installation that was previously missed.
8. To configure auto-restart for scheduled automatic updates installations, click the Next Set-
ting button in the Reschedule Automatic Updates Scheduled Installations Properties dialog
box. This brings up the No Auto-Restart For Scheduled Automatic Updates Installations
dialog box. You use this option if the computer needs to restart after an update. You can
choose to wait until the next time the computer is restarted or to restart the computer auto-
matically as a part of the update.
9. When you are done making setting changes, click the OK button.